Even though canceled last month, the latest Fable game might be getting a lease on life. There’s a chance that, due to employee interest, the free-to-play competitive game could continue development, regardless of the cancelation.
Three sources have told MCV that discussions of the matter are on-going. As part of the consolation process that Microsoft is conducting while shutting down Lionhead’s Studio, employees can take a redundancy package. A survey asking if developers would like to continue work on Fable Legends, instead of receiving the redundancy package, is currently making the rounds however.
One source even suggests the proposal started with Lionhead employees looking into continuing Fable Legends development as an independent studio.
The cancelation of Fable Legends has been anything but standard, even up to this point. Though Microsoft pulled the plug back at the beginning of March, the game’s closed beta is still going, and will be through April 12.
Microsoft refused to comment on the rumors, saying only, “We aren’t sharing additional details beyond that we have ceased development on Fable Legends, and are in discussions with employees at Lionhead about our proposed closure of the studio as well.”
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