Ted Timmins, who led development of Fable Heroes and Fable Anniversary, is leaving Lionhead Studios. He shared the news with fans on Twitter, but has not yet shared what he’ll be doing next.

“This was a really tough decision, as I’ve had such an amazing time here,” he writes. “There’s also something special that Fable 1 was the first game I was part of, and Fable Anniversary is my last.”

Timmins also thanked Lionhead founder Peter Molyneux for “establishing a company that would give a spotty 18 year old with no talent, qualifications a chance.” For our review of Fable Anniversary, which received an 8 out of 10, click here.

[Source: Ted Timmins on Twitter via Polygon]


Our Take
Lionhead’s next project, Fable Legends, was just announced at Gamescom 2013. I expect we might see more of it at E3, but don’t hold out hope for a 2014 release. 

Legends could also be a make-or-break title for the studio. Fable Anniversary received mixed response, and the last two games (Fable Heroes and Fable: The Journey) were stumbles. Fingers are tightly crossed for its success.