Kinda figured this was coming, but we now have an official confirmation that Fable Legends will be a free 2 play title on both the Xbox One and PC.
According to Kotaku UK, the game will include a “story’s worth” amount of content, with more to come every few months via an episodic format. There will be a total of 8 characters to use in the game, with 4 available at a time. The characters will rotate every two weeks, or you can pay to unlock them permanently. Villain characters will also follow the same format as the regular/Hero characters.
Everything gameplay related can only be earned by playing the game, according to Kotaku’s article, which by their wording confuses me a bit. I’m going to assume they mean XP, weapon upgrades and things like that to keep the game balanced and avoid it becoming a pay 2 win title.
Lionhead is hoping to pave the way for free 2 play titles on consoles by doing it the “right” way and showing that a big budget title can successfully use the model. It’ll be interesting to see how everything turns out when the game releases later this year.
You can read more about Fable Legends’ new model over at Kotaku UK.
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