Fable Legends isn’t what you expect and it’s Free-to-Play

Fable Legends, the latest iteration of Lionhead studios’s most successful franchise takes a departure from the “traditional” Fable gameplay. Instead of an Action Role-Playing Game, Fable Legends will be a “Multiplayer Online Quest Adventure” as the developers at Lionhead coin it. It features asymmetric multiplayer elements where 4 players will be on a team trying to complete a quest with a 5th player acting as sort of a “dungeonmaster” whose goal is to hamper the other player’s progress by placing traps and monsters through-out the quest; players familiar with the Indie game Dungeonland may recognize this multiplayer format. The game will also offer cross-platform multiplayer, which is always appreciated.

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Now the interesting bit of news that came to surface about Fable Legends recently is that it will be using a Free-to-Play model. The game will have an episodic structure with each episode being completely free updates. Given that, Lionhead seeks to create a model similar to both Valve’s Dota 2 and Riot’s League of Legends:

  • Characters will be on a weekly rotation with the 4 playable heroes changing each week
  • Monsters available for the villain character will also be on a weekly rotation
  • XP and Equipment will not be lost when a character leaves the rotation
  • Players may opt to use real-money or in-game currency to purchase characters or monsters to unlock and use permanently
  • In-game currency or real-money may again be used to purchase cosmetic items
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This is Lionhead studios’ first Fable game without Peter Molyneux’s direction, and so far it looks more promising than any of the recent titles in the franchise. Fable Legends has a tentative release date of (sometime within) 2015, and you may look forward to play it on both Xbox One and Windows PC platforms.

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Leandro Chan
Leandro Chan
Also known as the saltiest person on the planet. He loves all things geek particularly video games, board games, and anime.
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