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that is a pretty shocking move especially considering how far into development Fable Legends was (wasn't the beta supposed to start last fall? did it?)

usually you'd want to monetize what's there if it's atleast decent and won't hurt the IP (much)



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You guys remember "Greatest lineup in Xbox history"?

Fable Legends was one of those games.

Now its dead.



They just bought Press Play in 2012. That makes no sense.

As for Lionhead, I'm not surprised they're closing, only that it's happening before the new game comes out. Even if it's subpar, it seems like they would still release it. All I can figure is that the game needs serious work which would result in a lot of budget overrun and Microsoft is unwilling to finance that.

With the studio itself, Fable III was in 2010. Since then, they're probably just been eating resources while producing nothing of significance. Fable Legends was probably their last chance.



Oh gawd, Rare watch your back..



pokoko said:
They just bought Press Play in 2012. That makes no sense.

As for Lionhead, I'm not surprised they're closing, only that it's happening before the new game comes out. Even if it's subpar, it seems like they would still release it. All I can figure is that the game needs serious work which would result in a lot of budget overrun and Microsoft is unwilling to finance that.

With the studio itself, Fable III was in 2010. Since then, they're probably just been eating resources while producing nothing of significance. Fable Legends was probably their last chance.

I agree.

Some pretty bad leadership exists at lionhead, imo.

Microsoft still probably wants to carry on Fable and it's possible we'll see a brand new studio soon built for pushing rpg experiences (including Fable).  



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Luke888 said:
Oh gawd, Rare watch your back..

At least it would end their suffering.



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poklane said:

Another ~130 people losing their jobs, sad times :(

Really ? Do u know how many people lost jobs in lets say oil industry ? Thousands.

IT guyz will find new job rather quickly, dont be worry.

I think it is a signal of our times - UK employess have one of the highest salaries in the world, its really hard to maintain them, even for MS.



Uabit said:
WTF is wrong with ms? Many jobs lost and a game that was almost done down the drain...

Really bud? Lionhead failed to deliver a game that was in development for over 5 years. The game was going to use the free to play model and it's clear that this game was going to bomb. Probably a totally flawed product in the end. Lionhead has driven the fable brand to the ground.

Fable 1 - 85 metacritic
Fable: The lost chapter - 83 metacritic
Fable 2 - 89 metacritic
Fable 3 - 75 metacritic
Fable: The Journey - 61 metacritic
Fable Anniversary - 68 metacritic
Fable Legends - CANCEL



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Pavolink said:
Luke888 said:
Oh gawd, Rare watch your back..

At least it would end their suffering.

well I can't really argue on that :x



So now only the Halo+Forza yearly milking remains. Terrible news for people at both studios. Interesting if this is of a hint Xbox going as a brand

 

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