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Lionhead is closing and Fable Legends is being cancelled

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Today, I have some difficult changes to announce that affect some of our Microsoft Studios teams and projects in the UK and Denmark.
 
After much consideration we have decided to cease development on Fable Legends, and are in discussions with employees about the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios in the UK. Additionally, we will close Press Play Studios in Denmark, and sunset development on Project Knoxville.
 
These have been tough decisions and we have not made them lightly, nor are they a reflection on these development teams – we are incredibly fortunate to have the talent, creativity and commitment of the people at these studios. The Lionhead Studios team has delighted millions of fans with the Fable series over the past decade. Press Play imbued the industry with a unique creative spirit behind games like Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba, which both captured passionate fans. These changes are taking effect as Microsoft Studios continues to focus its investment and development on the games and franchises that fans find most exciting and want to play.
 
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.

 

 

 

Revs..... Talk to me bruv

WTF

 

What's next for you?

Can you hook me up with some fable stuff?(posters stuff like that)

 

Fable 2 >>>

Game was the truth

 

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Decision must have only been made in the past few days.

 

Fable 3 was dead.

 

Fable 2>>>

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Black and white >>>>>>

Astagfurillah

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Went downhill from F3 still.

Wtf is GLive? I only live round the corner from Guildford.

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Ah man that sucks :(

 

Fable 2 >>>

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shit is peak

 

getting my stuff together and looking for a new job

 

9 and a half years mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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Went downhill from F3 still.

Wtf is GLive? I only live round the corner from Guildford.

They do like gigs and comedy night events

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Sorry to hear that Revs, but i'd imagine you have a ton of experience to be able to join most companies?

 

Interview soon??

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I'm sure you're already aware.@revs

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9 and a half years mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Jinkies

That's a long time

Good luck mate I'm sure it'll all work out

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I'm sure you're already aware.@revs

Props to them still

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Thanks guys...

The industry has actually been quite sick.

Loads of companies have held events too over the week to see what they can offer.

So much to say but maybe in the future.....

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beg you join criterion and get them to pull their fingers out and give us a new burnout game... in guildford as well so you can keep your season ticket

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Good luck for future endeavours Revs.

Only good thing about companies like this closing is there is opportunity for small offshoot companies to pop up or talented people going elsewhere.

Should get a newer better Fable soon :D

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