Peter Molyneux leaves Lionhead

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  • Lexx87 7 Mar 2012 12:13:50 20,853 posts
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    http://kotaku.com/5890594/peter-molyneux-is-leaving-lionhead-studios-and-microsoft-will-finish-kinect-fable

    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 to Kotaku.
  • agparrot 7 Mar 2012 12:17:23 11,902 posts
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    I anticipate a Kickstarter project for "something like Populous" in the very near future!
  • agparrot 7 Mar 2012 12:17:23 11,902 posts
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  • MetalDog 7 Mar 2012 12:18:31 23,928 posts
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    Should be interesting to see what he gets up to next. He's never boring, I'll give him that :)

    Mark Webley is a pretty awesomesauce fellow, look forward to seeing what happens with him captaining the good ship Lionhead too.
  • Psychotext 7 Mar 2012 12:18:52 57,505 posts
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    Good on him.

    I've been saying for years that the poor bastard should get out of the saltmines. He really wasn't suited to that sort of corporate world.
  • King_Edward 7 Mar 2012 12:21:07 11,471 posts
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    Thank Fuck.
  • Razz 7 Mar 2012 12:22:05 62,222 posts
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    Eurogamer frontpage last with the news as always :/
  • THFourteen 7 Mar 2012 12:23:29 36,932 posts
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    meh, fables were a load of rubbish anyway.
  • Blerk Moderator 7 Mar 2012 12:23:42 48,224 posts
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    It'll be interesting to see what he can come up with with the shackles off. If anything. :D
  • mcmonkeyplc 7 Mar 2012 12:24:52 39,887 posts
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    He clearly felt that MS didn't hold enough ambition for Kinect....
  • morriss 7 Mar 2012 12:25:26 71,284 posts
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    Wow. Bombshell.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 7 Mar 2012 12:26:41 42,358 posts
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    He wants to be free. He wants to go do what he wants to do!
  • dsmx 7 Mar 2012 12:27:41 7,989 posts
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    black and white 3?
  • shamblemonkee 7 Mar 2012 12:27:43 15,196 posts
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    agparrot wrote:
    I anticipate a Kickstarter project for "something like Populous" in the very near future!
    That would be good. Just so long as it's not one of his mentals like "crasha c ar in a racing game and your friends mum explodes in reality!!" style ideas
  • oceanmotion 7 Mar 2012 12:27:49 16,403 posts
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    Weird. He seemed to promote Kinect a lot. Was that just PR and he really thinks it's shit ?

    I also think it may be results too, what have they really achieved since Fable 1 ?
  • Blerk Moderator 7 Mar 2012 12:27:51 48,224 posts
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    Fable Heroes must've driven him over the edge.
  • Zomoniac 7 Mar 2012 12:27:59 8,467 posts
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    Good. Can't help but feel MS have been holding him back for a while now. Interesting to see what comes next.
  • X201 7 Mar 2012 12:29:02 16,579 posts
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    Didn't see that one coming but happy for him.

    He needs to be top dog at a company so that he can say "we're doing this", and not have to seek approval from the suits above.
  • oceanmotion 7 Mar 2012 12:29:38 16,403 posts
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    It would be funny if he joined the people that recently left Lionhead.
  • javvyman 7 Mar 2012 12:29:54 720 posts
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    I'd be leaving too if I was as good as forced to make Fable games for 6 years. He's clearly got more to him than that, but hasn't had the freedom to create what he really wants.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 7 Mar 2012 12:30:32 17,032 posts
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    Peter Mlolyneuz
  • oceanmotion 7 Mar 2012 12:31:30 16,403 posts
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    I imagine doing Fable this and that for a decade must take it's toll.

    Microsoft recently said they were doubling down on their franchises. I can see more devs leaving in droves.

    Onto new a better things.

    Edited by oceanmotion at 12:32:43 07-03-2012
  • madgerald 7 Mar 2012 12:31:48 300 posts
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    Molyneux's new venture is startup studio 22 Cans, which was founded by former Lionhead CTO Tim Rance in January 2012.
  • nickthegun 7 Mar 2012 12:34:27 64,243 posts
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    MAGIC CARPET
  • Razz 7 Mar 2012 12:34:35 62,222 posts
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    As confirmed by twitter:
    https://twitter.com/#!/pmolyneux/statuses/177367286859051008
  • oceanmotion 7 Mar 2012 12:36:25 16,403 posts
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    Rare now have a studio buddy in the same boat, Lionhead.
  • Derblington 7 Mar 2012 12:37:23 23,448 posts
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    I'm of the opposite opinion. He seems to need other people to keep him in check more often than not, and he's really not done anything great for a long time. His ideas/games are always over scoped, full of hype, and the result is good but nothing more.

    Good luck to him, he'll always be a well known character in industry circles and he'll always have the opportunity to make whatever he fancies but I doubt he'll ever have the kind of successes his original games brought him.

    Edited by Derblington at 13:36:53 07-03-2012
  • morriss 7 Mar 2012 12:40:26 71,284 posts
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    Be interesting to see a DS game from him, or Vita. Or perhaps an iOS title.
  • Deleted user 7 March 2012 12:41:32
    So now you all like him?

    Funny that.
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