Επηρεασμένο από τον πυρετό των MOBA games και κυρίως το League of Legends, το Fable Legends της Lionheart θα κυκλοφορήσει με f2p μοντέλο. Κάθε 2 βδομάδες θα αλλάζει το rotation των 4 χαρακτήρων και του “κακού”.
Το γενικότερο gameplay θυμίζει και Evolve μιας και πρόκειται για ένα 4v1 game με 4 ήρωες και έναν κακό που ελέγχει creatures, σαν DM σε παρτίδα D&D. Μέσα σε όλα αυτά θα υπάρχει και ιστορία, με quests και τα πάντα. Ενδιαφέρον φαίνεται…
I imagine there’s going to be a mixed reaction. There are players out there who don’t like free-to-play, and I get that. it’s got a mixed reputation. There have been games that are respectful and fair, and there have been things that aren’t. I can’t blame people for having a mixed reaction to that.
The only thing I can say about it is, look, you can believe what you want, but if you want to download the game and give it a try you can do that. You could play it for one night and say, oh, this isn’t the game for me, or fall in love with it. Word of mouth is going to be more important than anything – allowing people to play it as they want, then someone in your friends group is playing it, and if they’re having a fun time with it, and they’re like, no I don’t get pushed, they’re not poking me every 30 seconds to buy something, it’s just a fun game that happens to be free-to-play, that’s where I’m going.
Am I nervous about the news? Sure, a little. We’re going to get some negative hate mail. Do I think it is the best proposition we can make for our gamers? I do. Or else I wouldn’t be here. I like this project, and the last thing I want to do is attach a poison pill to it.
Microsoft isn’t about extracting the last nickel of players, or something silly like that. We want to create a great community of players that is playing for a long period of time. That doesn’t work if you buy something and regret it a day later. That just doesn’t make any sense.
Even though most of our players will never pay anything, that’s still immensely valuable to us to have players playing on Windows 10 and Xbox One. It shows off the strengths of our platforms and the strength of our gaming audience, the bigger we grow it. It’s the luxury of first-party.