'Fable Legends' update: game won't be pay to win; new Heroes, quests, and creatures will be released regularly, says Lionhead


The upcoming game Fable Legends will have a fast-paced release of new contentone after another, game developer Lionhead Studios has told players.

In an interview with G2G: Evolved, David Eckelberry, Fable Legends game director, talked about their plans for the game following its release.

“We’ll be continuing to release new Heroes, quests, and creatures at a very regular and dare I say aggressive cadence after the game’s release,” he said.

Fable Legends is Lionhead’s latest instalment in the Fable series. While the game is free-to-play, Eckelberry has also promised that the game won’t take the very much dreaded path of being a free-to-play yet pay-to-win game.

In another interview over Tweak Town, Eckelberry addressed the scepticism of some fans over the fact that the new game will be free-to-play: “That’s a reasonable thing to be unsure of. I’m unsure about free-to-play in some games!” he said.

“I believe it’s up to the game developer. Some games I love are free-to-play, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that first and foremost they are good games, regardless of how they get to market. It’s also not a coincidence that these games seem legitimately fair: they don’t let a player buy his way to victories, and the things you can purchase seem pretty fairly priced.”

With this, Lionhead aims to build a community of players where everyone is happy with their experience.

“That’s the space we’re committed to landing in. We want to make a quality, AAA game that has a community of happy players – that’s a real reason we’ve decided to be free to play and reach a bigger audience than ever on Xbox One and on Windows 10.”

Eckelberry also once again stated on the same interview that they will be regularly releasing new content for the game, and that it will either be “totally free”, or can be earned in-game by players.

Fable Legends will be released for the Xbox One and Windows 10-running PC. The game is now on closed beta for the Xbox One, and will soon be on closed beta for the PC once Windows 10 starts to roll out officially.