GDC has been pretty hectic so far, yes? Well, in a rather unexpected turn of events, Peter Molyneux, creator of the Dungeon Keeper, Black & White, and Fable franchises, has announced that he will be leaving developer Lionhead Studios and its parent company Microsoft later this year after the development of the Kinect-focused title Fable: The Journey.
Molyneux has revealed via Twitter he will be moving on to his next venture, a company called 22 Cans established by fellow Lionhead employee Tim Rance.
Molyneux had this to say:
“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.
I remain extremely passionate and proud of the people, products and experiences that we created, from Black & White to Fable to our pioneering work with Milo and Kate for the Kinect platform. However, I felt the time was right to pursue a new independent venture. I’d like to thank the team at Lionhead, as well as our partners at Microsoft Studios for their support, dedication and incredible work over the years.”
Those who aspire to be like Molyneaux can find courses from designdegrees.org.
I can personally say I didn’t see this coming: how about you?