The Games for Windows version of Fable III will not be released alongside the Xbox 360 edition of the game, Microsoft has confirmed to IGN.

The Xbox 360 game is scheduled for release in Europe on October 29, but PC gamers are now left with an unspecified wait.

"The console and PC versions are now on different schedules as we're focusing on building experiences optimized for each platform," Microsoft said in a statement.

"We aren't announcing a ship date for the PC sku at this time, but expect news soon."

The news will come as a big disappointment to PC gamers eager to re-enter the world of Albion after missing out on the second game in the series.

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