Is Hood: Outlaws and Legends free to play?

Many of the most popular multiplayer titles are completely free. That simple fact has some gamers wondering about the Hood: Outlaws and Legends price point. The medieval heist game is a dark take on the tale of Robin Hood, but is the game as giving as the man himself? Is Hood: Outlaws and Legends free to play on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC? Here’s the lowdown on how much Hood costs across all platforms.

Is Hood: Outlaws and Legends a free-to-play game?

Hood: Outlaws and Legends free to play

Hood: Outlaws and Legends is a budget-priced game. It is not free to play, though Hood only costs $29.99 for the standard edition.

The Hood: Outlaws & Legends – Year 1 Edition costs $49.99 and includes access to Battle Pass 1, 2, and 3. These premium passes feature tons of unlockable cosmetics, details on which are available in the content roadmap.

It’s possible that Hood: Outlaws and Legends could go free to play in the future. Neither Focus Home Interactive nor Sumo Digital has alluded to this as an eventuality, though switching from a paid to a freemium business plan isn’t unheard of. In fact, it’s quite common. When player numbers fall in multilayer games, many developers transition in an attempt to stay competitive in the crowded marketplace. Different games can achieve wildly varying degrees of success as a result of the switch.

Although not exactly a Hood: Outlaws and Legends F2P launch, the game could also reach Xbox Game Pass. Its publisher, Focus Home Interactive, is a firm supporter of Microsoft’s subscription service. As a result, it seems quite likely that Hood: Outlaws and Legends could join the XGP catalog of games in the future. In this scenario, existing subs could play Hood without spending a single extra cent.

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