Thursday, March 8, 2012

Peter Molyneux leaves Lionhead for startup company

Geez, you take off one day during GDC and all hell breaks loose.

Peter Molyneux, of Black & White and Fable fame, has decided to leave Lionhead Studios in favor of a creative director position at mysterious startup 22 Cans, founded by former Lionhead CTO Tim Rance.

"It is with mixed emotions that I made the decision to leave Microsoft and Lionhead Studios, the company that I co-founded in 1997, at the conclusion of development of Fable: The Journey," Molyneux said in a statement released to Kotaku.

Microsoft helped put Lionhead on the map after the original Fable, a game that Molyneux promised would allow players to go anywhere and do anything.

Oh Pete, only Sith deal in absolutes.

He sort of fibbed, as most know, as the Fable franchise was a linear romp through an uninspired medieval European "East Farthinghamshire" backdrop. You couldn't even swim.

In regards to his jumping ship, Molyneux tweeted, "Now for something really amazing, scary and brave a new company called 22 Cans."

No word yet on the 22 Cans M.O. or what Molyneux has up his shallow sleeves this time.

Fable: The Journey drops on Sept. 4 and ShackNews is reporting that spinoff Fable Heroes is shaping up to be an MMO because who isn't doing an MMO these days?

SOURCE: ShackNews | YouTube

A shame... Milo is truly dead now. And I had such high hopes...

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