Microsoft and Lionhead released a statement today confirming that Fable II
co-op has passed certification and will be available via free download on launch day (Oct 21st). That is good news and shows that Microsoft can move quickly when they want to. The official statement:
'Lionhead and Microsoft Game Studios confirmed today that the online co-op “Fable II” multiplayer feature update is confirmed for an Oct. 21 free download on Xbox LIVE, worldwide. We are pleased to provide “Fable II” fans around the world with the chance to hop in and out of their friend’s “Fable II” worlds, to meet their heroes, dogs, spouses and experience Albion, together online. “Fable II” will be available at retailers throughout North America on October 21 and across Europe on October 24."