Fable Legends goes free-to-play, EA Access gets Battlefield: Hardline early, and a possible Gears of War hd collection leaks. Here’s your Xbox weekly news round-up for 02/27/15.
Fable Legends Will Be Free-To-Play!
The four vs. one Fable Legends will be a free-to-play title on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Taking note from Riot’s League of Legends, Fable Legends will adopt the rotating player option. This means various playable characters will be available for free but rotated out over time. The specific characters can be purchased with in-game or real cash for permanent use. The game will also sync between the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. The game will also feature cross-platform multiplayer between the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
Battlefield: Hardline Gets EA Access Treatment!
Courtesy of EA Access, Battlefield: Hardline will have a 10-hour demo available five days before its release, beginning March 12. The demo will offer full multiplayer access and the first chapter of the crime inspired campaign. Due to EA Access, Battlefield: Hardline can be pre-ordered and pre-loaded on the Xbox One. The standard version costs $69.99 and comes with 3 gold Battlepacks and another Versatility Battlepack. Another version, the Deluxe Edition is available for $79.99 which includes a Precision Battlepack, Suppression Battlepack, Versatility pack, and 10 gold Battlepacks.
Gears of War: Marcus Phoenix Collection Leaked?
The Gears of War Collection for Xbox One may have been leaked with a new image, courtesy of XboxDynasty. The possible leak, Gears of War Marcus Phoenix Collection has all three games coming to the Xbox One in one collection. The image states the game will be available in 1080p/60fps, it will include 4-player campaign co-op for all three games (yes, FOUR-player co-op), dedicated servers, beta access to Gears of War 4 (summer 2016), and every map from Gears of War will be available in Gears 2 and 3’s multiplayer. The collection has yet to be confirmed and for now, stands as just a rumor. It’s also rumored to be released this December.
Microsoft Announces March Games With Gold!
The GWG program will continue bigger than ever these next couple months with some fantastic titles coming to the service. Xbox One owners will be getting Rayman: Legends and last months game will be downloadable throughout the month. Xbox 360 users will be getting Tomb Raider from March 1-15, and Bioshock: Infinite from the 16-31. Microsoft also announced April’s GWG will include twice as many games to download for both systems. This means the Xbox One will be receiving two games and the Xbox 360 will be getting four titles to download.
This Week’s Deals With Gold!
This week’s Deals With Gold feature a number of popular titles. On Xbox One, Assassin’s Creed: Blackflag has been discounted by 50%, along with Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition for 60% off, Thief for 67% off and The Crew Silver Credit pack for 25% off. Xbox 360 also discounts both Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed II by 50%. They also discounted Thief, Sleeping Dogs, and Hitman Absolution by 75%. The deals are available from now, until March 2nd.