Peter Molyneux on leaving Microsoft: I’d ‘end up doing Fable in a wheelchair’
Authored by Tyler Colp
Peter Molyneux, the founder of 22Cans and former head of the Microsoft-owned Lionhead Studios, is developing Godus, a game in the genre he helped create, and a game Microsoft wouldn’t have supported.
Speaking to Edge, Molyneux said he pitched Godus and its pre-cursor Curiosity – What’s Inside the Cube? to Microsoft, “but they really wanted me to do another Fable.”
“If every time they release a new Fable they made 100 million, what are they going to do? They’re not going to say: ‘Ok go off and do your black cube thing and we’ll just shelve that 100 million’. It was Fable 1, 2 and 3 and then it was ‘oh, we need a Fable Kinect’ and then it was ‘we’re releasing a new console, you should be thinking about a new Fable.’ I just thought – you know what? This dream of reinventing this genre and taking these ideas and putting them into one place is just not going to happen because I’m going to end up doing Fable in a wheelchair.”
And he would be correct. Lionhead is currently developing two new Fable games. The first is an HD remake of the first game, and the second, an Xbox One exclusive game.
Molyneux founded independent studio 22Cans after leaving Lionhead Studios last March.
Source: Edge Online