Fable Legends Shuts Down

Lionhead has officially announced the end of Fable Legends.

‘Tis a sad day in Albion.

Microsoft has originally hoped the game would live a long life spanning 10 years, but the game never made it out of beta before it was cancelled in late March. The games servers stayed online for beta testers after its cancellation, but the game has now officially been shut down as of 13th April 2016.

The ability to purchase in-game currency, Gold, was turned off in March. Those who still hold Gold, and haven’t spent it, may get a refund from Microsoft. Instructions as to how get a refund are located in the Lionhead Forums.

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Just a few of the many enemies we won’t ever see.

The developer said in a statement:

“From all of us here at Lionhead Studios, we would like to thank you for participating in the closed beta and being a part of the game’s development.”

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It was going to be so pretty.

The game revolves around the heroes fighting off the hordes of enemies spawned by villains, and is set 400 years before the events of the first game.

“All stories have to end eventually, but the memories of heroic triumphs and villainous plots will last forever. Thank you for your support – you are all legends!”

Legends was in development for PC and Xbox One. It was originally scheduled to launch in 2015 in open beta, but never quite made it. Microsoft had high hopes that the free-to-play game would have a lasting life-span, with regular content keeping the game fresh.

Lionhead has been around for nearly two decades, and Fable was its most successful IP. There have been rumours that Lionhead will be closing, following the shut down of the game.

A sad day for Fable fans indeed.