Phil Spencer sees a possible future for the Fable IP. However, he denies that there were serious buyers lined up for Lionhead studio.
There aren't going to be major publishers lined up to buy an empty shell of a studio.
The Fable/Lionhead sale (for 100s of millions lol) rumor was started by Craptaku, after an. "Interview" with an alleged "Lionhead Dev". Gears of War sold for less than a 100 million; the gears franchise is much more successful than Fable with more attached merchandise.
Well sure, Gears of War is undoubtedly a lot more valuable than Fable as an IP.
I don't doubt that there were interested parties. The Fabe IP is just worth more to MS than Lionhead were and I bet MS either tried to sell Lionhead without the IP or asked for too much. Still, if MS see a future in Fable I believe they'll end up rebooting it, the IP is damaged after some bad outings.
People would rather develop their own stuff.
Never played the series but it's a shame regardless
Of course the IPs were the sought out prize , no one wanted the Studio . Good thing MS kept the IP , look forward to seeing what they do with it .
I'd be even more surprised if Lionhead remained open after the massive fuck up that was Fable 3. Every year, people keep hoping for the Fable franchise to get better and all we get are slaps in our collective faces. I'm glad it's closed. May the Fable franchise remain dead forever. Fuck you and your acorns Molyneux, fuck you and every moron behind Lionhead indeed.
MS will likely ruin what's left of the IP, they have shown little interest in creativity lately.
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