In what appears to be another stab to the heart and a growing trend in console games, the Gamerscore Blog has announced that Fable 2 will be without online co-op from day 1. According to Lionhead the online component wasn't quite ready to go at launch, but the plans are to have a patch out "within the first week of launch." If you remember, Fable 2 was promised to have a unique co-op mode in which players would see floating orbs representing their friends in the game world. To start a co-op session they'd simply need to walk up to the orb to send the invite or join their world.
I gotta say I'm pretty disappointed and concerned by this; and this is a trend I hope that stops quickly. PC users were plagued for years by the release first/patch later philosophy.