February 20, 2008
GDC08: Fable 2 Getting 2-Player (Maybe Online) Co-op
More details about Fable 2 have been revealed at GDC including 2-player co-op on one machine, though Peter Molyneux wouldn't rule out the feature being implemented online. Currently players will be able to instantly join another players game (unfortunately without their now synonymous canine companion) to delve into dungeons and even meet the family.
In order to keep the context of a world that responds to all of your actions, Molyneux explained that a friend you bring into your world can have a drastic effect on it. In a specific case, a friend Molyneux brought into his world shot and killed the husband of his female character. His husband would be dead for ever and his child would most likely be sent to an orphanage.
During combat your friend could gain experience and money, even playing on someone else console, by using their Gamertag. The graphics have reportedly been made much prettier since the games last showing. Also announced was an Xbox Live Arcade full of minigames related to the Fable 2 universe. Players will be able to earn money through activities such as gambling and then use it in the full game, which will be released a few weeks later (neither games release date was announced).