The inside story of how Lionhead rose and fell is difficult but also important. Those who worked there describe a studio high on the fumes of furious creativity, a place where mind-numbing failure would often accompany agenda-setting success. They describe a fiercely British culture that benefited – and suffered – from an American overlord hell bent on winning the console war. And they describe a studio created in the image of a man who inspires as much as he frustrates. It’s a complicated story. But it’s one worth telling.
The entire article is fantastic. Personally, I’m still sad that we will never see a new Fable.
After much consideration we have decided to cease development on Fable Legends, and are in discussions with employees about the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios in the UK. Additionally, we will close Press Play Studios in Denmark, and sunset development on Project Knoxville.
Microsoft’s E3 media briefing—the first of the press conferences—just ended. Giant Bomb has a recap of the salient points.
The registration site is up.
Because I intend to watch the press conferences, I made a list of when each conference starts, along with a link to each live stream.
- Microsoft: June 6, 1900 hours EEST / 1600 hours GMT
- Sony: June 7, 0300 hours EEST / June 7 0000 hours GMT
- Nintendo: June 7, 1900 hours EEST / 1600 hours GMT