Lionhead Studios is officially no more. The Microsoft owned developer was marked to be closed, and today was its last day of operation.
Fable Legends, a game still in development, was canceled in the wake of the studio’s closure. Eurogamer received a statement regarding the final shut down from Microsoft..
“We can confirm that after much consideration over the six week consultation period with Lionhead employees, we have reached the decision to close Lionhead Studios. We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the team at Lionhead for their significant contributions to Xbox and the games industry.”
Fable hasn’t been the property gamers initially fell in love with for a long time now, but Lionhead was trying to regain the series’ reputation for quality with Legends. We’ll never know how close they would have come to that goal.
Here’s hoping the developers all land on their feet.