Lionhead Studios’ Fable Legends has been in the works for quite some time. At the moment, the developers are still working on the game, inviting more players to closed beta sessions. It was supposed to enter into an open beta phase during the holiday season, but it seems that the game will stay in closed beta through the end of the year, with the open beta rescheduled to spring 2016.
The reason for the delay is a bit vague. According to the developers, the extension would give them time to “listen to feedback from our players and add features and polish that will make a real difference.” Earlier this year in February, the game switched to a free-to-play model.
Fable Legends itself is a variation of the four-against-one gameplay, where four cooperative players battle waves of enemies in order to get to defeat the fifth player. However, the different characters change every two weeks, and any experience or currency acquired by the character used in each round stays with them. Lionhead Studios gains money by providing immediate access to certain characters, so players don’t have to wait.
Even with the delay, the developers are still inviting more people to try out the game in closed beta. Over the new few weeks, invites are coming to an additional 100,000 players. Back when Windows 10 was initially revealed, the game was touted as one of the operating system’s attractions, as it worked with the Xbox One through the PC app, but it also used a new API in the form of DirectX 12.
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