Lionhead Studios is officially no more as of today


Fable Legends isn't coming back

After multiple sources had heard that Lionhead Studios, formed in 1996, still had hope, the end has finally come. According to Kotaku UK, the developer has officially closed down for good following a nominal consultation period. Fable Legends officially shut down on April 13, and it's not coming back.

"We can confirm that after much consideration over the six week consultation period with Lionhead employees, we have reached the decision to close Lionhead Studios," reads Microsoft's statement on the issue, sent over today. "We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the team at Lionhead for their significant contributions to Xbox and the games industry."

Lionhead wasn't just the Fable factory it became in later years -- it carried on the work of Peter Molyneux's own Bullfrog Productions, crafting Black & White, which hosted its own sequel and expansion. Outside of the microtransaction element Legends actually looked like a decent little romp, and the cross factor between Xbox One and Windows 10 was a great example of Microsoft's new united front initiative. Good luck those involved with the studio, and I hope you move on to bigger and better things.

Fabled UK Studio Lionhead Closes Today [Kotaku UK]

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