The forthcoming multiplayer entry to the Fable franchise, Fable Legends, has been revealed to be a free-to-play game.
That means microtransactions but Kotaku report that “Lionhead aspires to the Valve model of free-to-play as opposed to, say, the Candy Crush model.”
The game will be free to download with a complete story mode, and will be updated regularly with free content released episodic-style every few months. There will be four characters, two will be playable and then every fortnight, the other two will swap in to play. Two weeks later, the original two characters will be back in the game and will retain all the XP and equipment earned previously.
If you wish to keep all four characters in play you can pay to unlock them, likewise the evil characters will rotate out on the same time scale.
It has also been announced that the game will support cross-platform gaming and Windows 10 gamers can face off against those on Xbox.
The game is currently in a closed beta with no release date other than “2015”.