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Gamescom 2013: Microsoft Announces Fable Legends for Xbox One

Posted by Ken Barnes

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Microsoft has announced that they'll be bringing Fable Legends to Xbox One.

The game is exclusive to the platform and is in development with Lionhead. 4-player co-op is on offer, and we're told that you can play as either the hero, or the villain. Also, the game is always-online. This is probably the first of many "always-online" titles, in fairness.

The reveal trailer is below.

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Gamer83 said:

Even if I liked the series, always-online is a deal breaker for me. I think the only games I'd make exceptions for are Halo, Destiny and possibly Forza and GT. I truly hope this doesn't become a trend though.



TheZeeMan said:

I think most games will be going this way to ease us into the digital future. As long as the servers and connection are stable, I don't see a big problem with it unless they try charging us monthly fees like the MMOs then that's a big deal. The open world online games seem interesting enough though. I believe The Crew and The Division are going to be like this as well.



Gamer83 said:

I don't play consoles for these experiences though. I mean, if games are going this way, I might as well just update my PC and stick with that, if I even want to continue gaming. Sometimes I like to just sit down by myself and play a single player campaign offline and like not having to worry about being hooked to the internet anytime I want to play a game. I don't know, I don't mind change, but some of these changes are bs to me, an always-on future is definitely in that category.



TheZeeMan said:

I would have to agree, there are times when I like to play by myself, I suppose we will see in due time!



shingi_70 said:

How is the game always online if you do solo play?

All I know is I want Fable 4 to go back to this proper time period.



TheZeeMan said:

If it's setup like Defiance, even though are you online with other people you don't have to do anything with them. There are separate co-op missions and solo missions and you get to choose whatever you want to do. The way it was setup it actually worked fairly well. The only problem I ran into with it was server downtime for updates and maintenance for sometimes hours, that seems to be the kicker with always-online.

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