When Microsoft announced the closure of Lionhead Studios, our hearts went out to the people of the studio. A lot of us were worried about the future of Fable. An action RPG franchise that has served the Xbox fans well over the past years.
Hope sprang anew with the news of former Lionhead developers would be forming Flaming Fowl. Their first goal was to secure the rights to finish work on Fable Fortune, a collectable card game based off the hit Fable series. With Microsoft’s blessing they started a Kickstarter to secure additional funding to for the CCG.
Today Flaming Fowl updated everyone on Kickstarter by first thanking everyone for their support then followed up by notifying the supporters that the campaign would be ending early. Saying:
With the immediate future of Fable Fortune now secure, we have taken the decision to end our Kickstarter campaign early to focus on releasing a Closed Beta build as quickly as possible.
According to Flaming Fowl they have secured “successfully secured additional development funding,” which allowed them to end their Kickstarter for Fable Fortune.
You can register for the Fable Fortune steam closed beta here. No word as of yet if the beta will show up on the Xbox One. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.