Its a dark day in the Microsoft fanbase as the company has cancelled both Fable Legends and Project Knoxville, in addition the two studio’s behind the games fate are currently uncertain.
In a post on the Xbox Wire, General Manager at Microsoft Studios Europe, Hanno Lemke, said the following:
“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,” says Lemke. “Additionally, we will close Press Play Studios in Denmark, and sunset development on Project Knoxville.”
Little details has been provided although Lemke did mention the changes come as “Microsoft Studios continues to focus its investment and development on the games and franchises that fans find most exciting and want to play.”
“We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the members of Lionhead and Press Play for their contributions to Xbox and gaming. We are committed to working closely with those affected by today’s news to find them new opportunities at Xbox, or partnering with the broader development community to help place them in jobs elsewhere in the games industry should they desire.”