Today is the day that Microsoft is shuttering Lionhead Studios, after a long and impressive lifespan. After nearly 20 years, Lionhead says goodbye.
Early last month, the general manager of Microsoft in Europe – Hanno Lemke, confirmed that the developer would be shut down and remaining staff to be repurposed within the company.
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. Additionally, we will close Press Play Studios in Denmark, and sunset development on Project Knoxville.
Lionhead Studios was known for the Fable series which was something unlike any other back in the day, creating my favourite of the series, Fable 2, and allowing me to be the hero I wanted to be in their games.
Thank you for the fond memories!