Sad news this morning, as we've just learned that Microsoft will be shutting down UK-based Lionhead Studios and, in the process, ceasing development on the game developer's free-to-play co-op title Fable Legends.
Fable Legends was announced in 2013 as the next incarnation of the Fable series and was meant to be an online, multiplayer co-op RPG, where a few players would team up as heroes or take the role of a villain. Like similarly beleaguered Gigantic, it was announced as a Windows 10 exclusive last year, and had a few gameplay hooks that seemed interesting -- but apparently not interesting enough to get to market.
Lionhead Studios has a long history of making innovative, player-guided sandbox-y games, from Black & White to the Fable series to the lesser-known The Movies. If this is the end for the developer, it's a sad day, and we wish the best of luck for those affected.
- Always Online Podcast: Microsoft Buying Nintendo, EverQuest 3, And KFC in FFXIV w/ Special Guest Ginger Prime Ep 490
- The UK’s Competition And Markets Authority Is One Step Closer To Approving The Microsoft Activision Deal
- Phil Spencer Was Eyeing A Nintendo Purchase According To Microsoft Email Leaks
About the Author
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.
Guild Wars 2 Game Director Colin Johanson Departs; ArenaNet President Mike O'Brien To Take His Place
One of the most well-known faces at ArenaNet, Guild Wars 2 Game Director Colin Johanson, has left the company.By Jason Winter - 7 years ago
You May Enjoy
Mainframe Industries Explains The Tech Of Pax Dei’s Servers, Targeting 7K Players Per Shard, 150 Per Zone
This isn’t exactly new to MMO players but can be interesting for those who want a deeper look.By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
💣 Feature | Top 10 MMORPGs You Can Play On Steam
The best of the best MMORPG Games on Steam.By Troy Blackburn - 1 week ago
Albion Online Announces Released Date For “Wild Blood” Update
New weapons, new open-world features, and more.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
"Buying Expansions Is P2W": New World Answers Your Hot Takes And Questions About Rise Of The Angry Earth
It's time for another Q&A from New World.By Troy Blackburn - 1 week ago
Go Back To School With The Lost Ark Mokoko Kindergarten Ark Pass
It arrives tomorrow, September 20th.By Troy Blackburn - 6 days ago
💣 Feature | Our Most Played MMORPGs In 2023
Here's what the MMOBomb staff have been playing this year.By Troy Blackburn - 2 days ago