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.”

What would you think of Fable Legends coming back from the dead? Were you sad when the game was canceled? Let us know in the comments.

  • UncleBuddy11

    I hope Fable Legends is released!!! It would be a great joy in my life!!!

  • Anonymous

    Please Lionhead, SAVE THIS GAME, PLEASE.

  • Anonymous

    I have played fable legends since October 2015. I can say with all honesty that fable legends is a very enjoyable experience. I have never played as a villain as the heroes were my forte. Fable legends is a unique experience. A game like none other. Fable legends is so unique that you could not put it into any one category of game styles. Legends is an original design. Unlike the cookie-cutter craze sweeping PC gaming today. I believe Microsoft makes great operating systems, but a decision by them to cancel a gem of a game like this is on comprehendible the game is almost finished. Even in the state that it is in today. It is more polished than many games you find out for PC today. Not to mention it was playable on Xbox one as well. I do have a 5820 K processor by Intel clocked at 4.1 GHz and a Titan X and I play the game in 4K the graphics are some of the most beautiful and outstanding I have ever seen. The gameplay is top-notch. Perhaps it’s not fable as fable fans have remembered the series, but it is more than worthy to be finished and released. I hope that even if Microsoft has given up on it. It will be re-acquired and released some day.

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