Microsoft cancels 'Fable Legends' and closes Lionhead
Fable Legends has formally been canned and developer Lionhead Studios might be shut down, Microsoft introduced in a weblog publish this morning. Fable Legends was poised to be a free, multiplayer-targeted, fantasy-motion recreation — and a pretty dramatic departure from earlier installments within the collection. Microsoft introduced Fable Legends in 2013 and it was alleged to launch in late 2015, although in December it was delayed into 2016.
Lionhead is predicated in the UK and it is chargeable for franchises corresponding to Black & White and (in fact) Fable. Famed recreation designer Peter Molyneux based Lionhead in 1997 and led it for many years, even as soon as Microsoft acquired the studio in 2006. Molyneux left in 2012 after ending Fable: The Journey.
Microsoft is moreover closing down Denmark studio Press Play, which created the cute puzzle journey video games Max & the Magic Marker and Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood. Microsoft acquired Press Play in 2012. Its subsequent recreation, Venture Knoxville, has been canceled.
“I converse for all of Xbox once I say that regardless of this information, we stay dedicated to the event communities within the UK and Europe, and Xbox will proceed to help new IP and originality within the video games we provide on our platforms,” Microsoft Studios Europe Basic Supervisor Hanno Lemke says.