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Fable developer Lionhead Studios officially closes down today

Fable developer Lionhead Studios officially closes down today

Lionhead Studios staff have been expressing their sadness and saying farewell to their beloved development studio on social media today.

Fable Legends, a game still in development, was canceled in the wake of the studio's closure.

Microsoft canned its only game, Fable Legends, back in March and closed Lionhead shortly after, along with several other internal studios.

Apparently, a consultation period has been playing out over the past six weeks, in an attempt to find new life for the shuttered studio.

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Regardless of the process to its closure, it's still a rough day for fans of Lionhead Studios during its prime. It then spent five years working away on the original Black and White, reshaping how we all see the God Game when it released, as well as introducing some innovative - as yet unrepeated - pet training mechanics. Lionhead shut down the beta earlier this month, telling players that all in-game purchases that had made during the testing period would be refunded by Microsoft.

It's not unusual to hear of a studio closing down when a parent company needs to streamline things.

Lionhead Studios, as hinted numerous times, is infamous for the Fable series, one that brings as many great memories of actualized gameplay as it harkens recollections of false promises.

The company that was behind some of gaming's most classic titles, like the original Fable and Black and White series, has been shuttered for good.

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