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Fable Legends players will be offered refunds

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Fable Legends

Microsoft dropped some unexpected and unhappy news earlier today when it announced the looming closure of Lionhead Studios. The end of Lionhead also means the end of Fable Legends, the free-to-play action-RPG it had been working on since mid-2012. Fortunately, players who spent money on it will be able to get it back.

“We will be providing all players who purchased gold a full refund,” the studio confirmed on the Fable Legends website. “Players who are eligible for a refund will be provided further information by email within the next 7 days.”

Lionhead said that Fable Legends will continue to operate until 10 am EST on April 13. Players who are already in the closed beta will be able to continue playing until then, but no new players will be accepted, and purchases of in-game gold have already been disabled.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.