Microsoft has announced plans to shutter Lionhead Studios in the UK.
The developer’s Xbox One and Windows 10 game Fable Legends has been canned.
Danish studio Press Play is also gone. It created Max and the Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba.
It revealed the news that Fable Legends - long in beta, and even longer in development - was no more. Microsoft also said it was “in discussions with employees about the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios” - a legal requirement for a company over a certain size.
In the UK, a consultation process must take place when this number of redundancies are announced - how long depends on the number of employees affected. But the writing is on the wall.