Alright then! Previously announcing that the feature won't be available at launch, Lionhead Studios has now confirmed that the online co-op mode for their upcoming RPG, Fable II, will be available at launch via an Xbox Live update. Here's their post on the company's blog:
"...It was mentioned that Fable II would be shipping 'without' Online Co-op? And remember we said we were busting our balls to get it ready in time for a "Day One" release? Well - G o o d [Good] news folks! It looks like we've done it...for all of you who are connected to Xbox Live, when starting up your copy of Fable II (on 21st October in USA, 24th October in Europe and 18th December in Japan). So all of you getting upset and all, you wouldn't even have noticed... Sort of. Well done to the team."
Sounds good. Fable II, published by Microsoft, will be available for the Xbox 360.