How to Start and Run a Successful Web Design Business?

How to Start and Run a Successful Web Design Business?

While listening to the stories of great web designers it seems that starting a web design business is much easy. But the process of starting your own business is not that easy as it seems; you not only need to have designing skills but along with that, a full-fledged plan and sincere efforts are also required to get your business run successfully.

Once designers get experience and acquire skills to handle projects on an individual basis, they think of working as a freelancer or starting their own web designing company. No doubt it is a good idea but it requires a blend of strategic thinking, thoughtful and skilled efforts, and tenacity to convert your dreams into reality. However, all those, who are planning to start their own web designing business, can refer to the below-given tips for a perfect start and seamless running of their web design business.

  • Know your strengths and weaknesses

Your strengths will let you choose main services you would be offering and your weaknesses will help you at avoiding wastage of time and energy on the things that can be handled by someone else.

If you have planned to start your own business then definitely you will be hiring some staff for it. So, a thing that you need to do at first is knowing the tasks you are excellent at and you would handle yourself, and knowing the ones for which you would need someone’s help.

  • Know your market

No doubt you would be delivering the services you are good at but don’t offer people what you are trying to sell. Instead, try to know what they are looking for and tailor your services to their needs. If you are finding it hard then you can get some potential clients to tell you about their requirements for web designs.

Ross Williams of Rawnet Ltd explains: “In the beginning there was a rush for everyone to have a website. Now the focus is on the most innovative and exciting.”

  • Have a clear thought about your offerings

Once you have known your market, enlist all your offerings. It depends on your skill set and talent that what services you would be offering to your clients. More clarity about offerings means greater chances of success. Here are some questions that you should ask to yourself for finalizing your services:

– If you want to deliver services all over the world or just to local clients?

– If you want the payment for the whole job or on an hourly or daily basis?

– If you will be managing the client relationships yourself or would hire a professional?

  • Design an attractive website

As people would be hiring you for web designing services, they will definitely notice the design of your own website to have an idea about the quality. So, design an attractive website to reflect your business to the best. It should be responsive, fast and engaging so that viewers will just enjoy the browsing process on it. Clear and easy navigation along with the relevant content are the two main things that will add value to your business website.

Andy Budd of Clearleft explains. “The quality of design work is so high, that you have to be really, really good to actually get work.”

  • Be active on the Social Media

Social Media is no more restricted to establish social connections among the people, its approach has reached a far behind that. It has become the excellent way to promote your services, drive traffic to your website, attract potential customers and form a network of the people who have the same niche. So, understand the importance of all the social media platforms and the way you can use them to maximize your business profits.

  • Show your credibility

When clients shop around for web designing services, they look for the experts. So, showing your credibility to the world is really essential. Mention all the essential educational details, certifications and work experiences on your profile as it would give people a reason to trust you and your services. Enhance your credibility by posting visual content about your area of expertise and by updating yourself as per the latest industry trends.

In the last, we would like to say that this is an era of tough competition, so you would need to keep patience and show perseverance regardless how many hardships you face to get started. And once you have an effective and thoughtful foundation in place, success will come your way on its own. It is well said by Gurpreet Walia, CEO at Suffescom Solutions- “The way to get started is to stop talking and start working as per your plans”.

 

 

[Source:- Entrepreneur]

 

What’s on your Start Screen, Zac Bowden?

It’s been a little while since we last did a “What’s on your Start Screen?”, and that’s because so much has been changing within the world of Windows phone over the last couple of years. With the introduction of Windows 10 Mobile, the redesign of several Windows phone apps, and the slow transition from several different versions of Windows to one single Windows that works across every device, we just haven’t found the time!

A lot of Windows Phone users have since left the platform since our last Start Screen article, and that’s unfortunate. However, there’s still a few of us left using Windows phones as our daily drivers, and I thought it’d be a good idea to share some of the apps I’m using on the lead up to 2017.

I don’t have many apps pinned, and that’s simply because I don’t like scrolling on my Start Screen. I’m a huge user of live tiles, and I think live tiles should be on screen at all times so I can see what information they have to offer. Still, I try to make good use of my screen real estate.

My Apps

  • Messaging: I’m super big on SMS. I know that’s kind of odd leading into 2017, but I much prefer it over any form of instant messenger such as WhatsApp or Skype. If I can, I’ll always opt to send an SMS if trying to contact someone. Everybody has SMS.
  • Phone: The standard built-in Phone app. I don’t make calls all that often, but I feel like I need to have this app pinned on my Start Screen just in case I am in a situation in which I do need to make a call.
  • Outlook Calendar: I like being able to see the date and upcoming appointments on my Start Screen, and the Calendar app does just that. Rarely do I open the Calendar app, this is definitely one of those situations in which the live tile does everything I need it to do.
  • Microsoft Edge: Edge is the best way to browse the web on a Windows 10 Mobile device, so I’m constantly using it to view websites, read news, watch videos and more. It syncs favorites across Windows 10 devices, and is lightweight and easy to use.
  • Windows Store: The Windows Store is home to all purchasable Content in the Windows ecosystem. Whether it be apps, games, music or movies/TV, I’m always in the Store looking for something new to spend my money on. I often find a movie, or a game that catches my interest.

 

  • Twitter: When it comes to Twitter, I opt for the official Twitter app from Twitter themselves. Yes, I know there are far better Twitter clients out there built by third parties, but I like the simplicity of the official app. It’s universal and works across PC and Phone, and what’s more, even though there are a plethora of bugs and missing features, it gets the job done.
  • Cortana: I don’t actually use Cortana all that much, but I have it pinned just in case I want to mess with a setting or two with syncing notifications and whatnot. I like the news ticker that pops up on the live tile, and will sometimes open it up to check on reminders and adjust things.
  • Outlook Mail: The built-in Mail app is my choice of email client on Windows 10 Mobile. It does everything I need, from a reliable live tile all the way down to the simplicity of the app. I can add my Outlook, Google, Yahoo and other email accounts with ease, and configure notification popups from specific accounts if needed.
  • GroupMe: GroupMe is one of the best group messaging apps available on Windows 10 Mobile, and I use it frequently with some of the Windows Central team. It’s great for team collaboration, goofing around, and just sharing things for later.
  • WhatsApp Beta: Although I’m big on SMS, I do have a need for WhatsApp too. A lot of my personal friends would rather be contacted through WhatsApp, so that’s what I use when contacting them. The WhatsApp Beta app, although still a Windows Phone 8.1 app, is coming along quite nicely being updated constantly with new features and changes.
  • Slack: Slack is the main communication platform we use here at Mobile Nations. It’s how I message the team, and how the team message me. It’s still in beta, but the app is feature-filled enough to be usable as one of my “must-have” apps on my phone.
  • Groove Music: Groove is the best music streaming service available on Windows 10 Mobile. Sure, there’s Pandora and Spotify, but those apps aren’t all that great compared to Groove, which is arguable the best app available on Windows 10 right now. I’m a subscriber to Groove music, and most of the music I’d want to listen to is ready to stream from the service.

 

  • Windows Central: Of course, how could I not have this one pinned to my Start Screen? I love the Windows Central app, it’s easy to use and is always updated with the latest articles direct from our feed. The live tile is super customizable too!
  • Weather: I live in the United Kingdom, so I need to know whether the weather outside is grey and raining. It usually is, but sometimes that live tile shows a bit of sunshine, and that makes me smile.
  • Instagram: Not a huge user of Instagram, I generally only use it when procrastinating. Maybe one day I’ll be Instagram-famous.
  • Trello Central: We use Trello for article planning and scheduling here at Mobile Nations, so it makes sense for me to have an app on my phone that allows me to jump in there and check on things. It’s not super feature-filled, being a 3rd-party app, but it gets the job done.
  • Uber: As a kid, I always wanted own my own car so I could drive wherever I needed, whenever I needed to. In 2016 however, all I need is Uber. Who needs to drive these days when you can get someone else to drive for you?!

 

  • MyTube Beta: YouTube has been around for over a decade now, and considering we upload all our videos to YouTube, it makes sense for me to have an app for it. I also like watching content from Let’s Players, vloggers, news people, and more.
  • Skype Preview: I use Skype on a semi-regular basis, so the Skype Preview app is a godsend to have. Although not perfect, and still in preview, the Skype Preview app is good enough for what it offers, and is constantly improving. I really wish they’d make it look pretty though.
  • Just Eat: This one’s self-explanatory. I need to eat, and this app allows me to do just that.
  • Microsoft Authenticator: I’m constantly signing into new devices with my Microsoft Account, and having to type in a long code to authenticate myself every time was getting tiresome. The Authenticator app simplifies this whole process by simply allowing me to press a single button to authenticate any new device.

 

[Source:- windowscentral]

What’s on your Start Screen, Zac Bowden?

It’s been a little while since we last did a “What’s on your Start Screen?”, and that’s because so much has been changing within the world of Windows phone over the last couple of years. With the introduction of Windows 10 Mobile, the redesign of several Windows phone apps, and the slow transition from several different versions of Windows to one single Windows that works across every device, we just haven’t found the time!

A lot of Windows Phone users have since left the platform since our last Start Screen article, and that’s unfortunate. However, there’s still a few of us left using Windows phones as our daily drivers, and I thought it’d be a good idea to share some of the apps I’m using on the lead up to 2017.

I don’t have many apps pinned, and that’s simply because I don’t like scrolling on my Start Screen. I’m a huge user of live tiles, and I think live tiles should be on screen at all times so I can see what information they have to offer. Still, I try to make good use of my screen real estate.

My Apps

  • Messaging: I’m super big on SMS. I know that’s kind of odd leading into 2017, but I much prefer it over any form of instant messenger such as WhatsApp or Skype. If I can, I’ll always opt to send an SMS if trying to contact someone. Everybody has SMS.
  • Phone: The standard built-in Phone app. I don’t make calls all that often, but I feel like I need to have this app pinned on my Start Screen just in case I am in a situation in which I do need to make a call.
  • Outlook Calendar: I like being able to see the date and upcoming appointments on my Start Screen, and the Calendar app does just that. Rarely do I open the Calendar app, this is definitely one of those situations in which the live tile does everything I need it to do.
  • Microsoft Edge: Edge is the best way to browse the web on a Windows 10 Mobile device, so I’m constantly using it to view websites, read news, watch videos and more. It syncs favorites across Windows 10 devices, and is lightweight and easy to use.
  • Windows Store: The Windows Store is home to all purchasable Content in the Windows ecosystem. Whether it be apps, games, music or movies/TV, I’m always in the Store looking for something new to spend my money on. I often find a movie, or a game that catches my interest.

  • Twitter: When it comes to Twitter, I opt for the official Twitter app from Twitter themselves. Yes, I know there are far better Twitter clients out there built by third parties, but I like the simplicity of the official app. It’s universal and works across PC and Phone, and what’s more, even though there are a plethora of bugs and missing features, it gets the job done.
  • Cortana: I don’t actually use Cortana all that much, but I have it pinned just in case I want to mess with a setting or two with syncing notifications and whatnot. I like the news ticker that pops up on the live tile, and will sometimes open it up to check on reminders and adjust things.
  • Outlook Mail: The built-in Mail app is my choice of email client on Windows 10 Mobile. It does everything I need, from a reliable live tile all the way down to the simplicity of the app. I can add my Outlook, Google, Yahoo and other email accounts with ease, and configure notification popups from specific accounts if needed.
  • GroupMe: GroupMe is one of the best group messaging apps available on Windows 10 Mobile, and I use it frequently with some of the Windows Central team. It’s great for team collaboration, goofing around, and just sharing things for later.
  • WhatsApp Beta: Although I’m big on SMS, I do have a need for WhatsApp too. A lot of my personal friends would rather be contacted through WhatsApp, so that’s what I use when contacting them. The WhatsApp Beta app, although still a Windows Phone 8.1 app, is coming along quite nicely being updated constantly with new features and changes.
  • Slack: Slack is the main communication platform we use here at Mobile Nations. It’s how I message the team, and how the team message me. It’s still in beta, but the app is feature-filled enough to be usable as one of my “must-have” apps on my phone.
  • Groove Music: Groove is the best music streaming service available on Windows 10 Mobile. Sure, there’s Pandora and Spotify, but those apps aren’t all that great compared to Groove, which is arguable the best app available on Windows 10 right now. I’m a subscriber to Groove music, and most of the music I’d want to listen to is ready to stream from the service.

 

  • Windows Central: Of course, how could I not have this one pinned to my Start Screen? I love the Windows Central app, it’s easy to use and is always updated with the latest articles direct from our feed. The live tile is super customizable too!
  • Weather: I live in the United Kingdom, so I need to know whether the weather outside is grey and raining. It usually is, but sometimes that live tile shows a bit of sunshine, and that makes me smile.
  • Instagram: Not a huge user of Instagram, I generally only use it when procrastinating. Maybe one day I’ll be Instagram-famous.
  • Trello Central: We use Trello for article planning and scheduling here at Mobile Nations, so it makes sense for me to have an app on my phone that allows me to jump in there and check on things. It’s not super feature-filled, being a 3rd-party app, but it gets the job done.
  • Uber: As a kid, I always wanted own my own car so I could drive wherever I needed, whenever I needed to. In 2016 however, all I need is Uber. Who needs to drive these days when you can get someone else to drive for you?!

 

  • MyTube Beta: YouTube has been around for over a decade now, and considering we upload all our videos to YouTube, it makes sense for me to have an app for it. I also like watching content from Let’s Players, vloggers, news people, and more.
  • Skype Preview: I use Skype on a semi-regular basis, so the Skype Preview app is a godsend to have. Although not perfect, and still in preview, the Skype Preview app is good enough for what it offers, and is constantly improving. I really wish they’d make it look pretty though.
  • Just Eat: This one’s self-explanatory. I need to eat, and this app allows me to do just that.
  • Microsoft Authenticator: I’m constantly signing into new devices with my Microsoft Account, and having to type in a long code to authenticate myself every time was getting tiresome. The Authenticator app simplifies this whole process by simply allowing me to press a single button to authenticate any new device.

[Source:- windowscentral]

10th anniversary Apple Music Festival to start Sept. 18 in London

The company will feature live and on-demand streaming of concerts through Apple Music. Acts performing at the event have yet to be revealed, but the company is promising gradual news leading up to the event through Snapchat, Twitter, and Beats 1 Radio.

Free tickets will be randomly awarded to U.K. residents, but applications have yet to open.

The event was previously called the iTunes Festival until Apple Music’s launch in 2015. Prior to that year, concerts were broadcast on an assortment of platforms, even MySpace in 2010.

In 2015 the Apple Music Festival was also cut to 10 days from a previous 30, and had performances from Take That, Carrie Underwood, One Direction, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, and James Bay, among others.

 

[Source: Appleinsider]

Windows 10 news recap: No new build, Start Menu coming soon

Welcome back to our weekly Windows 10 news recap, in which we recap the top news stories regarding Windows 10 for the week. Let’s dive straight in.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 PC April updates KB3147458 and KB3147461

This week, Microsoft released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 PC’s which introduced lots of new bug fixes and performance improvements, bringing the build number up to 10586.218. This was not an insider release as it went out to the public at the same time.

The following is new with this update:

  • This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved reliability for Internet Explorer 11, .NET Framework, wireless LAN, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update, logon, Bluetooth, network connectivity, map apps, video playback, Cortana, USB, Windows Explorer, and Narrator.
  • Fixed issue with connectivity of USB devices until OS restart.
  • Improved discoverability of printers when a device resumes from sleep.
  • Fixed issues with lock screen.
  • Support for visual voicemail on dual SIM phones.
  • Fixed issue with audio playback using Groove music and other music apps on a phone.
  • Fixed issue with revised daylight savings time.
  • Fixed additional issues with shutdown delays, Narrator, Cortana, roaming data usage, buying apps in the Store, video playback, facial recognition, Bluetooth pairing, Microsoft Edge, logon, Internet Explorer 11, Live Tile updates, .NET Framework, and Microsoft Installer (MSI).
  • Improved security for CSRSS to address security feature bypass.
  • Fixed additional security issues with Security Account Manager Remote Protocol,HTTP.sys, secondary logon, Microsoft Graphics component, .NET Framework, CSRSS, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer 11.

WinBeta revealed this week that the next Insider build for Windows 10 PCs should include the new Start Menu and Start Screen designs shown of by Microsoft recently. The new Start experiences are now being flighted internally in the rs1_release branch, meaning Insiders are next in line to receive the bits.

Insiders are able to vote on these new changes via a survey too, so if you don’t like the new Start designs then Microsoft is letting you have a say on why. You can check out all the details about the new Start experiences and voting here.

Gabe Aul announced on Twitter that the planned Insider build for PCs this week was cancelled due to a showstopper bug that the company decided would need fixing before reaching Insiders. He said in a tweet:

We hit a problem with our PC build candidate for this week, so looks likely at this point it will be next week for next Fast ring PC build.

Finally, WinBeta was able to bring an exclusive first look at the upcoming Messaging Everywhere experience that allows SMS texting from your desktop beamed from your mobile smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile or Android.

Yes, Messaging Everywhere finally brings SMS texting to the desktop, beamed straight from your phone. This feature should arrive in preview form in the next Windows 10 Mobile insider build, which could arrive next week at the earliest. Currently, as the feature is still in beta, it can sometimes be slow/not work at all, but when it does work it works well.

 

[Source:- Winbeta]

Microsoft now preparing release of new Start Menu design for Windows 10 Insiders

 

If you’re an Insider who is eagerly waiting to try out the new Start Menu shown off by Microsoft a few weeks ago, we have some good news for you. According to sources familiar with the matter, internal rs1_release builds now feature the new Start Menu, meaning internal testing is now done and the company is ready to flight the new changes out to Insiders.

Sources also say the improved Tablet Mode changes surrounding the All Apps list are now in rs1_release too, meaning both Start Menu and Start Screen changes will be flighted to Insiders at the same time, very exciting stuff.

If everything goes according to plan, the new Start Menu should be with us in the next Insider Preview build for desktops, which Gabe Aul announced earlier would be arriving next week. If you haven’t seen the new Start Menu and Start Screen changes yet, check out the images embedded below provided by Microsoft.

allappsnew Microsoft now preparing release of new Start Menu design for Windows 10 Insiders

New All Apps List design

startmenunew Microsoft now preparing release of new Start Menu design for Windows 10 Insiders

New Start Menu design

Insiders are able to vote on these new changes via a survey too, so if you don’t like the new Start designs then Microsoft is letting you have a say on why. You can check out all the details about the new Start experiences and voting here.

 

[Source:- Winbeta]

Tata Steel UK suitor to start due diligence in around 10 days

Steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta arrives at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in London, Britain April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Liberty House Group will start due diligence within a week from Monday on the loss-making UK assets that Tata Steel (TISC.NS) has put up for sale, its boss Sanjeev Gupta said, adding he was confident of turning the business around with government help.

Tata, Britain’s biggest steel producer, has been forced to walk away from its UK business due to high costs, weak demand and a flood of supplies from top producer China. The formal sale process for the assets, which the company bought in 2007, is expected to start by Monday.

“It’s a loss-making business and a loss-making business is not worth a lot in itself to buy,” Gupta told Reuters in a phone interview on Thursday. “It’s more of a question of what are the resources required in turning it around.”

Changing the raw material for the steel plants to locally available scrap, from imported iron ore, would be the best solution as long as power costs are manageable, he said.

Indian-born Gupta, a 44-year-old Cambridge graduate who founded Liberty House in 1992, has already told the British government that competitive power prices would be critical in order to revive the business and fight competitors.

The British government opened talks with potential buyers for Tata Steel’s UK operations, including Gupta’s company Liberty House, earlier this week.

Liberty House has a turnover of around $6.5 billion and so working capital needs to buy out Tata’s UK plants should not be a big issue, Gupta said.

More clarity is expected to emerge once Gupta appoints a financial adviser, likely on Friday.

“In terms of money, what we will require is the working capital to run the businesses … and working capital we are quite good at, as that is what we have been doing in our trading business for the last 25 years,” Gupta said.

 

[Source:- Reauters]

China sees industrial profits grow at start of 2016

China's Premier Li Keqiang

China’s industrial profits returned to growth in the first two months of 2016, partly due to a recovery in the property market despite an otherwise struggling economy.

Profits earned by Chinese industrial firms in January and February combined rose 4.8% from a year earlier, totalling 780.7bn yuan (£84bn) in the two-month period, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

That compared with an annual fall of 4.7% in December 2015, which was the seventh straight month of decline.

“The recovery in property investment has helped industrial profits return to positive growth,” said Zhang Wenlang, an analyst at CITIC Securities. “Looking forward, industrial profits are likely to grow this year thanks to improved household consumption, a recovery in property investment and a halt in the slump in commodity prices.”

China’s real estate investment rose 3% in the first two months of 2016 in year-on-year terms, quickening from an increase of 1% in the full year of 2015.

The positive trend was also driven by quicker product sales of industrial firms and a slower decline in industrial producer prices, said NBS. The oil processing, electrical machinery and food sectors also contributed significantly to the growth in profits, it added, saying the sectors benefited from lower oil prices.

China’s premier Li Keqiang said last week that the country has enough policy tools to keep the economy stable despite “deep rooted” structural problems and downward pressure.

Chinese leaders have set an economic growth target of 6.5% to 7%for this year, introducing a range rather than a more precise target as it seeks greater flexibility in juggling growth, job creation and restructuring of a host of “zombie companies” in bloated industries.

[Source:- Gurdian]

Opinion: Fable Legends Was Doomed From The Start

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In the wake of the recent closure of Lionhead Studios and cancellation of Fable Legends, one Game Rant writer examines the troubling development pattern which may have signaled its fate.

Microsoft shocked a lot of people earlier this week when it announced that Danish studio Press Play and the long running UK developer Lionhead Studios were being shut down. Not only that, but that Fable Legends (a game Lionhead Studios had been working on for a number of years and was currently beta testing) was also being cancelled.

Acquired by Microsoft in 2006, Lionhead Studios was well known for creating franchises like the god game Black and White and The Movies. The studio’s crowning achievement however was the popularFable series, which actually may have been better known thanks to the over-enthusiastic ideas and features that former creator Peter Molyneux would detail leading up to release, only for the games to not quite live up to those promises. While the franchise has enjoyed a lot of success early on with the first three Fable titles, the series has fallen off a bitas the studio has since deviated from the traditional formula to produce unsuccessful spin offs like Fable: The Journey and Fable Heroes. While fans may never know what kind of game Fable Legends may have become, it’s not hard to speculate based on its current track record.

Fable Legends' Heroes

Fable Legends began development back in 2012 and was first announced all the way back in 2013as a full retail game. Oddly enough, it would be almost a full year later until actual gameplay was shown pitting four random heroes against a villain character that could manipulate the map in order to try and stop the heroes from making it to the end. A closed beta program was also announced and kicked off later that year. It is at this point you could argue that the wheels were starting to come off, as multiple delays would follow and even stranger yet, Microsoft made the decision in early 2015 to completely overhaul mechanics and turn it into a free-to-play style game.

Characters could be purchased individually if players wanted, but ultimately, thanks to a free character roster that would change weekly, players could play at no charge. The game was alsoannounced for Windows 10, which also seemed to foreshadow Microsoft’s future plans to unite the PC and Xbox One markets by bringing former exclusive games like Quantum Break to Windows 10 using a cross buy/cross-save system. The fact that three years into development, the entire game was overhauled into a free-to-play model should have raised some eyebrows.

This year would have marked the fourth full year of development for a game that still didn’t have a solid release window. While many games can and have survived a long development cycle such asThe Division, which just launched, Fable Legends remained a game that was all too secretive, going on media blackouts for years on end and keeping the closed beta under a strict NDA. Even its E3 presence felt a little off this past year, almost like the game included out of some sense of obligation. Without decent gameplay videos to show off the mechanics and how things worked, however, selling the public on the title was becoming increasingly difficult.

Fable Legends Screenshot - Shroud (Gamescom 2014)

In my opinion, these examples are all signs that either the developer was having a tough time nailing the gameplay mechanics or the publisher was beginning to have a lack of faith in the title. I believe it’s a mix of both and after reading through the closure announcement again, the following quote seems pretty telling of how Microsoft may have felt:

“These changes are taking effect as Microsoft Studios continues to focus its investment and development on the games and franchises that fans find most exciting and want to play.”

What sticks out to me here is the phrase “fans find most exciting and want to play.” Fable Legends is a game that has struggled over the years to sell itself to the populace to the point where it’s entirely possible that the community never even really got on board with the project. Even though the franchise had been somewhat in decline following the release of two underwhelming entries, many fans had been hoping to see the series return to form with an announcement of Fable 4. When Fable Legends was announced and it was discovered that the game ditched the familiar third-person adventure RPG systems for an asynchronous 4 v 1 experience, fans may have already made up their minds about the game.

With so much time and money having been sunk into this project, Microsoft no doubt got to a point where it really had to evaluate where things were and decide if pulling the plug made more sense than dropping any additional resources into the title. Games in this genre are also becoming more common place these days, with such titles as Evolve experiencing a rapid drop off in its player baseafter the first month, it’s entirely possible that Microsoft took these facts into consideration and ultimately could not justify the risk.

As beta updates continued to roll out as late as Friday, March 4, there’s no doubt that this was a last minute decision that no one really saw coming. It has been a while since a proper Fable game released and sadly, it appears that gamers may never see another entry. With Lionhead Studios no longer in the fold, it will be interesting to see if the Fable IP is assigned to a different studio or left behind entirely.

How do you feel about Fable Legends being cancelled and Lionhead Studios shutting down? Let us know in the comments.

 

[Source:- Gamerant]