Lionhead Not Planning To Use Natal in Fable III

Developer will be sticking with standard controls, thankfully.

August 21, 2009 - Ever since Natal was first revealed at this past E3, fans have been wondering what future titles could be including its motion control scheme.

Fable III, recently announced at Gamescom 2009 this week, won't be one of those games. Peter Molyneux, creative director at Microsoft Games Studios, failed to discuss adding Natal support during the game's big reveal, and for good reason.

According to one Lionhead Studios developer posting on the official forums, Fable III will not be supporting Natal controls.

"We have no plans to use Natal for F3 so please stop making threads about it," the developer wrote.

During the announcement, Molyneux made mention of several 'Touch' additions to the game, which replaces the expression system found in Fable II. Players will now dynamically interact with characters instead of simply pressing a button. Looks like Natal won't be used for this new mechanic.

Thanks to reader Antinash for the tip.