Fable Legends Cancelled After “Much Consideration”, Lionhead Shuttered

The oft-delayed free to play title is no more.

Posted By | On 07th, Mar. 2016 Under News

Fable Legends

Lionhead Studios’ free to play co-op action RPG Fable Legends has been cancelled after frequent delays. Microsoft has also announced that the developer was shut down and the decision to cancel the game after “much consideration”. Along with Lionhead, it seems that Press Play, developer of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, has also been closed down.

Fable Legends was supposed to release this year for Windows 10 and Xbox One but it wasn’t meant to be. Microsoft stated that, ““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 like Quantum Break from Remedy, adventurous new IPs like Sea of Thieves from Rare, or unique new creations from independent developers like Moon Studios with Ori.

“We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the members of Lionhead and Press Play for their contributions to Xbox and gaming. We are committed to working closely with those affected by today’s news to find them new opportunities at Xbox, or partnering with the broader development community to help place them in jobs elsewhere in the games industry should they desire.”

What are your thoughts on Fable Legends being cancelled? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Mark

    Woow. Goodbye Fable. I defenitely enjoyed the first one

    • InvisiGhost

      the 1st was the best and actually pretty fun..after what came next I just gave up on it long ago..

    • Mark

      Lol, me too!

  • lagann

    Lionhead have been riding the Molynoux (not sure how to spell it) hype train forever. Their games have been consistently mediocre after Fable 2….and Fable 1 & 2 weren’t what you would call heavy weight franchises to begin with. There were good games but not amazing games.

    As for Press Play….they made Max and Kalimba. Both supposedly good games and they had an upcoming game that people voted on. This one seems like a weird move.

    While I am saddened by the fact that I won’t get to play Fable Legends (seemed like a fun idea on paper) it must be damming to Lionhead’s top brass when MS decided to cancel a game that was supposedly at later stages of beta. Must have not been a very good game.

    Now. While this is bad news. I think something needed to be done in regards to Lionhead. MS chose to shutter the studio…. but couldn’t they have done a company wide reorganization while keeping the Lionhead name? the name still carries some weight around and its always easier to fix a studio (fire top brass and replace them) than to start a new studio from scratch. I think the main problem with MS is that once they buy out studios, they lack oversight and follow through to make sure their “purchases” keep on doing good work instead of coasting around doing whatever with MS’s unlimited money.

    My question is what are they going to do with that money instead….maybe give it to Rare? Ms only had Rare, Lionhead, Lift London and Press Play studios in the UK….now they only have 2 studios and not even sure wth is Lift London even doing.

  • Mr Xrat

    The greatest lineup in Xbox history strikes again!

    And nothing of value was lost.


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