TragedyNearly three months ago now, everyone at Lionhead was called into a company meeting at short notice to be told that Fable Legends was probably going to be shut down and the studio along with it. Roll forward to the end of April and the axe finally fell leaving over a hundred developers, a four year project, a smaller side project, and a 20 year old studio, gone. I don't expect we will ever know the true logic applied by Microsoft to drive this decision, and I'm sure many will speculate on this for a long time. However, due to both the huge amount of talent among the staff and a great rally of support from the industry I am please to say most (if not all) of my displaced colleagues have found new roles, pursuits, challenges, and adventures to move on to.
|The last Lionhead team photo|