Fable Legends Not Coming To Steam, Will Be Windows 10 Exclusive

If you were sad to hear about Lionhead Studios’ free-to-play RPG Fable Legends ceasing development last month, all might not yet be lost! Well, it might still be, but gamers are nothing if not hopeful creatures, right?

Word is coming that the staff at Lionhead Studios — which is set to close its doors at the end of April — has received a survey from Microsoft asking if they would like to continue working on Fable Legends or simply accept the severance package offered. MCV’s sources on the potential deal are a little contradictory, and many of the people who had worked on the game have already moved on, but it ain’t over until it’s over, right? Really over, that is.

Microsoft, of course, won’t publicly acknowledge anything, but what’s your take on the matter? Would you still like to see Fable Legends?

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Thoron on April 11, 2016

    Well mates I’d have to say that while I’m quite happy that they have been given with a chance to redeem themselves I’d have to state that even on PC it wasn’t been perfect and by that I mean the optimization…. Just compare this game’s beta’s optimization to the upcoming Unreal Tournoment 4’s alpha optmiziation and you’ll see that it was badly optimized YET I’d have to say that this game HAD the potential to be a good Co-op multiplayer game… Though I wouldn’t say that it was as good as some other Co-op Multiplayer game…. (yes I’m talking about Warframe because that game is still stands tall as one of the best Co-op Multiplayer games) and I’d have to say that some of the characters were lovely over here…..
    Aaaand While the Fable games gave me not once the feeling that “COME ON THIS COULD BE FAR BETTER” I mean if we look at the bad “looting” System in Fable 3 then I guess We can agree with the fact that the recent Fable games were not at the top….
    YET as I said I had high hopes for fable legends and I’d say that if they’ll fix the optimizational problems (and no don’t they dare to make this game to be Xbox exclusive only because their new lazy ass team doesn’t want to bother with PC) then I guess this game could become the next best…….
    okay the 2nd best co-op multiplayer game

  2. Arthenis on April 9, 2016

    All the Fable games were huge let downs. Fable 1 was fun but it was extremely short, too easy, and very linear. It was a big let down for those who followed the development.

    Fable 2 and Fable 3 were a lot worse. I’m glad I only rented those two because they were horrid.

    That company should sell that franchise to a better company.

  3. eunusunt on April 9, 2016

    They most likely need to scrap this, and go back to the drawing board. The first Fable (2004) was awesome, 2nd I didn’t get to play because console…and 3rd was terrible as it was built for console and lacked a ton of polish as well as proper PC port…I didn’t even feel compelled to finish it.
    As Grimbsbane said, they need to make Fable 4, and actually START with multi-platform in mind, not just shitty console exclusive and then like 3 years later port it to PC with shitty control schemes and whatnot, just to milk an extra buck.
    We want multi-platform for all games. Why? Because not everyone has thousands of dollars to buy every platform there is, just to play 2-3-10 exclusive games.

  4. Cyril on April 8, 2016

    I have never played any Fable games, i’m not even sure what they’re about, but Fable Legends seemed like something i’d get into. I really wish the game will come out eventually.

  5. HellcatM on April 7, 2016

    I love the Fable games. I was looking forward to playing this. If they do scrap it I hope they Microsoft continues making Fable games. I’d hate to think 3 was the final one.

  6. grimsbane on April 7, 2016

    They need to scrap fable legends and dump the new engine they made for that into fable 4 and make fable 4 a reality based on player feedback of what people would want in fable 4. Fable Legends however should get dumped into the fire pit as its a disgrace and insult to previous versions of fable.

  7. A person on April 7, 2016

    I think they should stick with it even if it doesn’t produce much money for microsoft, just so we can have lionhead studios work on another fable game while working on Fable legends. If they accept severance hopefully the fable series can be auctioned off to another company or microsoft will pick it up through another developer.

  8. zxcczzzz on April 7, 2016

    No need another console crap, with unplayable controls, bad looking and optimized very bad, let them go, let professionals make games, look at last fable and u will understand what i mean!

    • karnaij on April 8, 2016

      controls for pc were great its not a console game it was released on both if you had issues with the controls well i donno lmfao but it was made for pc as well

      • Thoron on April 11, 2016

        Well mate I’d have to say that while I’m quite happy that they have been given with a chance to redeem themselves I’d have to state that even on PC it wasn’t been perfect and by that I mean the optimization…. Just compare this game’s beta’s optimization to the upcoming Unreal Tournoment 4’s alpha optmiziation and you’ll see that it was badly optimized YET I’d have to say that this game HAD the potential to be a good Co-op multiplayer game… Though I wouldn’t say that it was as good as some other Co-op Multiplayer game…. (yes I’m talking about Warframe because that game is still stands tall as one of the best Co-op Multiplayer games) and I’d have to say that some of the characters were lovely over here…..
        Aaaand While the Fable games gave me not once the feeling that “COME ON THIS COULD BE FAR BETTER” I mean if we look at the bad “looting” System in Fable 3 then I guess We can agree with the fact that the recent Fable games were not at the top….
        YET as I said I had high hopes for fable legends and I’d say that if they’ll fix the optimizational problems (and no don’t they dare to make this game to be Xbox exclusive only because their new lazy ass team doesn’t want to bother with PC) then I guess this game could become the next best…….
        okay the 2nd best co-op multiplayer game

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