Fable Legends will be a free to play title on Xbox One and Windows 10 according to an announcement from Lionhead Studios.
Game Director, David Eckelberry explains what this means to players and the game in a YouTube interview on the subject.
The Xbox One version of the game requires Xbox Live Gold status while the Windows 10 version for PC doesn’t carry the same requirement. However, anything purchased for the game will caryy between the two platforms automatically.
Based on entries of their FAQ, Heroes will be one of the likely pay to obtain content pieces.
ARE THE HEROES FREE?
There will always be a set of Heroes available to play for free. The Heroes on free rotation will be available for everyone to play for a set period of time.
HOW WILL HERO ROTATION WORK?
A set of Heroes will be available to play for free for a limited time, after which a new set of Heroes will take their place. This gives you the chance to play every Hero in the game for free over time, and any progress made on a Hero will be kept until they come back into rotation.
If you want permanent access to Heroes outside of free rotation, you’ll be able to earn them through gameplay, or purchase them for real money.