Fable Fortune gave a small reprieve when it was announced immediately following the reveal that Lionhead, the studio behind the iconic Fable franchise, closed their doors for good. While Fable Fortune wasn't what many were hoping for in terms of a new Fable experience, it was at least something. Now it looks like it just wasn't enough because the card-based game is shutting down after just over a year on the market out of Early Access.
The card game came from Flaming Fowl Studios, which is made up of several ex-Lionhead studio devs. The team took to the game's Steam page to deliver the heartbreaking news - no one likes to see a game fail - to those that are currently enjoying the Fable spin-off.
According to the recently released statement:
After over two years, spanning 30 seasons with 6 Heroes, we sadly announce that our adventures are coming to an end.
Fable Fortune will be shutting down servers on March 4th 2020.
The in game store is now disabled which means you will no longer be able to purchase card packs. If you have any outstanding card packs in your inventory, you will still be able to open them throughout the remainder of January, February and March until the game closes down.
We’d like to thank everyone who has joined us for the journey and extend our gratitude to the entire Fable Fortune community.
For those enjoying the game, pre-owned card backs are still usable alongside the inventory but future purchases and the in-game store have been shut down effective immediately.
When the game released out of Early Access back in February of last year, Fable Fortune moved to free-to-play, which kickstarted the rumors that progress was going downhill. Between this and the cancelled Fable Legends, all we can hope is that all of the rumors about a revival - which have several validated sources - comes to fruition with the same care that's gone into this franchise previously.