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Microsoft cease Fable Legends and is considering closing Lionhead Studios
Microsoft has announced to stop the development of Fable Legends. Also, the company is in talks with employees of Lionhead Studios, the studio behind the game, on the closure of the company.
Also PressPlay Studios in Denmark is closed, and thus the game Project Knoxville is deleted from the list of releases for the Xbox One. The reason for the decision, according to Microsoft that the company will focus more on investing and developing games and franchises that appeal most to fans. We will try to redeploy affected employees within Xbox or other developers if possible.
Lionhead is originally a British studio, founded by Peter Molyneux. The studio is responsible for, among other Fable games. Fable Legends was planned as a free-to-play game, and would reach 10 for Windows and the Xbox One. Knoxville project would be a multiplayer survival game, where the player in an arena round after round had to survive. The game was developed by PressPlay Studios, which earlier games like Kalimba and Max: The Cure of Brotherhood released. Where there will still talks on the conclusion of Lionhead take place, the fate of the Danish studio is already sealed.
Despite the closure of the two European Studios claiming to be Microsoft still committed to game development communities in Europe. Xbox will also continue to provide support to new games and new features to existing game series. To do it cites examples like Quantum Break Remedy and Sea of Thieves studio Rare, but also indie games like Ori and the Blind Forest.Viewing:-122
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