Fable Legends Canceled and Lionhead Closing

Some disappointing news comes our way this morning. Hanno Lemke from Microsoft Studios Europe has announced the cancellation of Fable Legends for the Xbox One and PC. The game was first revealed back at Gamescom in 2014 and has had a couple of betas, the last of which was held in October of 2015. In addition to this cancellation, Lemke also announced that Lionhead Studios, the studio behind Fable, and Press Play Studios will be closing.

“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.”

General Manager Lemke assured that support will continue for studios in the United Kingdom and will help the former employees of these studios to find new jobs in the game industry.