Phil Spencer Voices Regret Over Fable Legends, Thinks Xbox One Is Still Getting Big Time Support

“I really wish every game we started ended successfully.”

Posted By | On 12th, Mar. 2016 Under News


Phil-Spencer

While most of the video game world was disappointed to see that Fable Legends was getting its plug pulled, that same world was downright shocked to see Lionhead Studios getting its own plug pulled alongside its game. Microsoft announced earlier this week it was calling it quits on both the game and the studio and the backlash to those announcements has been widespread and loud. At one point this week, the reaction was enough that Xbox One chief Phil Spencer felt like he had to comment.

When Spencer had a Twitter user comment on the shutdown, he responded “I really wish every game we started ended successfully. Regretfully doesn’t always happen. I’m sad as well, I love Fable.” That didn’t seem to put many fans of the series at ease and the Microsoft exec then had to fight off a number of rumors that Microsoft’s move to shutter Lionhead was just the latest in a long line of signs the company isn’t committed to the Xbox One or gaming in general.

Spencer did everything he could to make sure people don’t continue to believe that. He first replied that Xbox One is critical to the company’s future. He then made it clear that his entire reason for being with Microsoft is to oversee the Xbox One and its continued growth. He added that he certainly feels as though he is getting support from Microsoft when it comes to making the Xbox One as good as it can be. For now, we’ll have to take Mr. Spencer’s word for it.


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  • Game of Trolls

    When microsuck buys a talented game studio like RARE and LIONHEAD everything goes to waste…

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    • Robert

      Microsoft isnt a charity. When has Lionhead released a decent game? Over 8 years

  • Kneebone

    “Microsoft’s move to shutter Lionhead was just the latest in a long line of signs the company isn’t committed to the Xbox One or gaming in general.”

    “He first replied that Xbox One is critical to the company’s future. He then made it clear that his entire reason for being with Microsoft is to oversee the Xbox One and its continued growth.”

    So critical to the companies future that they are releasing the UWP, which ends exclusives for Xbox, which is going to hurt/kill console sales. But, they know that. They are playing dumb. Then they expect people to buy their consoles when releasing the Xbox like the apple does iPhones?

    Their stock is down.
    They’re closing down game studios.
    They’re ending exclusives with UWP.
    All signs point to the death of Xbox.

    For the sake of gamers everywhere Microsoft, just stop. You know this isn’t a popular move. This is almost as good an idea as ‘always online’… Stop.

    Microsoft = Sega.

    • luis

      Everything you said is false. Find one more game studio that they recently shut down and you may have one fact.

    • Kidd

      Plus why buy Havok? Just to close down in 6 months?

  • subsamuel01

    When Phil took over, it was like the second coming of Xbox One. They were on the comeback, now with all the PC unification and the closure of the few internal Microsoft owned studios I have a feeling this might be the last gen that we see Microsoft in the console race.

  • Mr Xrat

    Phil the Snake Oil Salesman still trying to keep the rapidly depleting number of interested punters on board. Kind of sad he’s the one taking the flack for decisions made many levels higher than him, but he’s the one who took the job.

    • Truth™

      Another Ruggarell cuckfest running out of reasons why anyone should be interested in console gaming since consoles have nothing but trash and rehashes.

      Never mind how hilarious it is you will go and defend “Braintrust” at SCE decided to close down Psygnosis, one of the best developers of the modern age in favour of more downgraded naughty dog cancer and david cage crimes against humanity. But that knack 2, tho’ lol

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