The developer of the Fable series, Lionhead Studios has officially closed its doors today. While it was teetering on the edge for a period, this clinches it; Fable Legends is now canned for good. In a statement sent to Kotaku UK, Microsoft had this to say: “We can confirm that after much consideration over the six week consultation period with Lionhead employees, we have reached the decision to close Lionhead Studios. We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the team at Lionhead for their significant contributions to Xbox and the games industry.”
It’s a shame, I enjoyed Fable II and Fable III, as well as one of Peter Molyneux’s older works, Black and White. I do hope all of the employees of Lionhead land on their feet, they’re talented folks.