Microsoft closes Fable developer Lionhead Studios

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Following the cancelation of its latest game last month, Fable developer Lionhead Studios is shutting down. Lionhead’s parent company Microsoft confirmed the news to Polygon today, saying that it is working to place former Lionhead employees in different divisions of Microsoft or at outside gaming companies. “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,” a Microsoft spokesperson tells The Verge. “We have nothing but heartfelt thanks for the team at Lionhead for their significant contributions to Xbox and the games industry.”

Lionhead’s demise was strongly suggested in early March, when Microsoft announced it was ceasing…

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