Posted Mon Mar 7, 2016 at 08:32 AM PST by Sophia Edwards
Lionhead employees discussing studio closure, Press Play definitively shuttered.
Microsoft has sadly announced today that 'Fable Legends', the free-to-play multiplayer take on the renowned RPG series has been cancelled, and that discussions have begun with employees regarding the studio being shut down entirely. Additionally, Press Play, creators of 'Max: The Curse of Brotherhood' has been closed, and their upcoming 'Project Knoxville' has been cancelled as well. Microsoft said the following regarding those affected by these closures:
We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the members of Lionhead and Press Play for their contributions to Xbox and gaming. We are committed to working closely with those affected by today’s news to find them new opportunities at Xbox, or partnering with the broader development community to help place them in jobs elsewhere in the games industry should they desire.
It's always sad when a studio gets closed down like this, and hearing of two getting shuttered in the same day is heartbreaking, and I'm surprised to hear about 'Fable Legends', considering just how close that seemed to completion. Here's hoping everyone affected by this finds new work as soon as possible.
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