March 7, 2016 at 9:57 PM #2313
LionHead Studios To Shut Down
Today Microsoft came out with some horrible news, LionHead studios and Press Play Studios will be shut down and Fable Legends development will cease, below you can see the press release–
After much consideration we have decided to cease development on Fable Legends, and are in discussions with employees about the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios in the UK. Additionally, we will close Press Play Studios in Denmark, and sunset development on Project Knoxville.
These have been tough decisions and we have not made them lightly, nor are they a reflection on these development teams – we are incredibly fortunate to have the talent, creativity and commitment of the people at these studios. The Lionhead Studios team has delighted millions of fans with the Fable series over the past decade. Press Play imbued the industry with a unique creative spirit behind games like Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba, which both captured passionate fans. These changes are taking effect as Microsoft Studios continues to focus its investment and development on the games and franchises that fans find most exciting and want to play.
I speak for all of Xbox when I say that despite this news, we remain committed to the development communities in the UK and Europe, and Xbox will continue to support new IP and originality in the games we offer on our platforms, whether they’re AAA blockbusters likeQuantum Break from Remedy, adventurous new IPs like Sea of Thieves from Rare, or unique new creations from independent developers like Moon Studios with Ori.
It truly is a sad day to see a company with so many talented people go under, hopefully they find a new home that wont get crushed.
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March 7, 2016 at 9:58 PM #2314
Good job MS…Kill something awesome :/
March 20, 2016 at 11:32 PM #2382
I never saw the big deal about Fable, people loved the first game and there was mix review for the 2nd and 3rd and everybody pretends Fable Journey doesn’t exist. But I did hear that the beta for Fable Legends was great, so that sucks that it got cancelled.
I wonder if this means the end of the Fable series.
March 24, 2016 at 3:13 AM #2402
Fable 1 was just plain fun, not perfect but still super fun.
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