In a new announcement, Lionhead Studios have announced that Fable Legends will actually be releasing for free on both Windows 10 for PC and the Xbox One. The game will follow a free to play pricing model, allowing players to play for free, but charging for certain in-game items or features.
This announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, as this is the first time Lionhead have mentioned the game will not have a price tag. In a similar vein to League of Legends, players will be given a free weekly rota of Heroes to play as, and each week the free Heroes will change.
If players like a certain Hero, they can purchase them to play with indefinitely. Players will be able to use real money to purchase the Heroes, or they can accumulate in-game currency to spend on the Heroes.
When it comes to playing the Villain, players will be given all of the Villain's mobs and traps for free, but they will only be able to use each trap and mob designed for each mission. If a mob has been designed for a mission, and you would like to use it on another mission, you will need to unlock that mob by spending real money or in-game currency on it.
Another monetization feature includes loot crates that contain random items. These can once again be purchased by both currencies. I think by the sounds of it, Fable Legends could be very balanced in terms of pay to win potential, but we'll have to see how it plays out once it has been released.