Microsoft Studios Europe has announced that Fable Legends has been cancelled and the closure of Lionhead Studios is currently being discussed.

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It has also been confirmed that Press Play Studios in Denmark has been shut down. Press Play has been known for games like Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood and Kalimba.

Hanno Lemke, general manager of Microsoft Studios Europe stated,

“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.”

“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.”

“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 Breakfrom Remedy, adventurous new IPs likeSea of Thieves from Rare, or unique new creations from independent developers like Moon Studios with Ori.”

Lemke finished by thanking all the hard work that these two studios have done and mentioned that they are working hard to find the affected new opportunities at Xbox or elsewhere.

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