Fable Legends to focus on story through episodic content and DLC
While we're not a 100% sure what the next Fable game will bring, we do know that it is a next-gen title that is focused heavily on multiplayer. The reveal trailer for Fable Legends showed off four heroes fending off monsters in a very beautiful, albeit non-gameplay, trailer. This of course brought on some big questions. If multiplayer is the focus, what happens to the story?
Talking to IGN, game director David Eckelberry, stated that the game will still be focused on story, thanks to its episodic format.
"The storyline is absolutely there and very important," he said. "Of course there's a higher purpose with a broad storyline that combines the various quests. But we tell new stories all the time. That's the beauty of episodic content.
"We don't want Fable Legends to stop when you finish the game. You should think about seasons and episodes. Fable Legends might just be Season One and we can add new quests and stories in the future, in the form of DLC for example."
Does Fable sound like the type of game to benefit from an episodic format? Fable purists might be skeptical, but if it ensures that the game continues to evolve its story over the course of years, and doesn't charge a ridiculous amount of money, then it might be one of the best things to happen to the franchise.
Of course the prospect of constant DLC is a little scary...