Fable Legends Cancelled due to Proposed Closure of Lionhead Studios
Microsoft has announced that Fable Legends has been cancelled due to a proposed idea to close Lionhead Studios.
The announcement was made via Xbox.com’s official news blog, which details the current state that Microsoft is in with regard to Lionhead Studios closing.
On the subject of Lionhead closing, Microsoft stated:
“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.
“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.”
Also stated in the news post is the confirmation that Press Play Studios, the team behind Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, has been closed down, and development on Project Knoxville has also ceased.
Fable Legends was first announced back in 2013 as the newest entry in the Fable series. The game was going to be a co-op action role-playing game that took place hundreds of years before the original Fable trilogy. The game was set to be released at some point in 2016.
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