Xbox Boss Responds to Lionhead Closure News

"I'm not sure I'm so loved right now (not looking for sympathy)."


Following the news this week that Fable Legends had been canceled and Microsoft was potentially closing developer Lionhead, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now spoken up to say he's "not sure I'm so loved right now." Across a few tweets, Spencer responded to the news, though as you might have guessed, he said he didn't share specifics regarding the news.

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"It's impossible to go into all the detail and I apologize for that," Spencer said to a fan, stressing that Microsoft remains committed to its first-party games despite this news (via VideoGamer).

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood developer Press Play, based in Denmark, was shuttered this week, too. Lionhead's closure is not 100 percent confirmed at this point.

Fable Legends isn't completely erased yet, either, as the game's beta will remain playable until mid-April.

He went on to say that it is Microsoft's intention to continue to create new franchise and expand its existing ones. And as referenced earlier, he also frankly acknowledges that he might not be the most loved Xbox figure at this time, though he says he's not looking for sympathy.

You can see Spencer's tweets below.

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