Fable Anniversary has been delayed to February 2014, Lionhead has announced.
In a blog post, the studio explained that whilst "it’s not easy making these decisions," the remake of the original game needs a little more time to be all it can be, so the release has been pushed back to early next year.
"We’ve been working hard for the past year to bring you the very best Fable Anniversary experience on Xbox 360," it reads. "We feel though, that we need a little more time in order to meet our ambitions and give you, the fans, the best game possible.
"I know I speak for everyone at Lionhead when I say that we can’t wait for you to see what we’ve been up to, and it gives us great pleasure to let you know that you can expect Fable Anniversary to be both on-shelves and online via the Xbox Games Store in February 2014."
In a bid to soften the blow, the developer has promised new screenshots, game footage and other announcements in the coming weeks. Additionally, members of the team will be answering fan questions on Twitter later today.
Lionhead is also working on Fable Legends; a multiplayer-focused spin-off title that's headed to Xbox One in beta form next year.
Source : ign[dot]com