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Microsoft has confirmed it’s upcoming four-versus-one title, Fable Legends, will be a free-to-play game on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
Lionhead has been inspired by Riot and its success with League of Legends, with the heroes available rotated over time or able to purchase for permanent use with in-game currency or real cash.
Four heroes will initially be available for free. After a couple of weeks, all four will become unavailable and be replaced by a new quartet. This will continue, eventually looping round and starting again. In-game silver, earned through quests, can be used to add a hero to your stable permanently or you can use real money. Thankfully your hero and equipment progress won’t be reset each time they get taken off rotation, so you can start where you left off each time your favourite character returns.
So that’s the heroes, but what about the villains? On that front, Microsoft reveals those of a more dastardly inclination will have their own story to play through, during which you’ll be able to buy additional creatures to use in maps that wouldn’t normally support them. Additionally traps and gates will also be up for grabs, along with magical standing stones.
An FAQ explains all quests and storylines will be free, and says pay-to-win functionality won’t be a concern. Customisations, including new hair and outfits, will be available with either earned in-game silver or real money, while some will be cash-only.
As you’d expect, this means you’ll need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play Fable Legends on Xbox One. Progress and items earned on console will be synced with the PC version, so you won’t have to redo all your progress if you switch platform.
Fable Legends was announced at Gamescom 2013. One IGN editor wondered if it forgets what made the Fable series great. Recently, Microsoft announced that Fable Legends will feature cross-platform multiplayer between Xbox One and PCs running Windows 10.