Microsoft Shutting Down Lionhead Studios, Cancels Fable Legends

A bit of sad news today as hit the gaming industry. Lionhead Studios, the creators of Black & White and the Fable franchise, is in talks to be shut down by Microsoft. The reasoning behind the closure and cancellation are unknown at this time, but I’m sure sales and the decline of the Fable franchise may have something to do with it. I have personally played Fable Legends and it wasn’t looking so hot, so that part does not surprise me. However, seeing the whole studio shut down is disappointing to hear and we all hope the employees of the UK studio are snatched up quickly and gain new employment soon. I am a big fan of the Fable series with Fable 2 being my favorite exclusive Xbox 360 title. Huge bummer indeed. You can read the official announcement from Xbox Wire by clicking the source link below.



Josh Faulkner

Josh is a native Ohio-an who grew up in a small town that had very little for kids to do. As a result, Josh picked up video games at a very young age. Video games played a huge part in his childhood and continued to do so in his adult life. Starting out on an Atari 2600 when he was 3 years old, gaming has sort of grown up alongside with Josh and continues to be his biggest hobby. As an IT technician by day, Josh is an aspiring gaming writer by night who founded a few websites including 16 Bit Heroes and Too Busy Gaming, while also dabbling in retro gaming YouTube videos and live streaming events.