Kotaku are currently reporting that legendary games designer Peter Molyneux is set to leave Lionhead and Microsoft after the completion of Fable: The Journey.
Molyneux who co-founded Lionhead after the sale of his previous company, the mighty and much missed Bullfrog, told the good folks at Kotaku that he has some mixed emotions about his departure from the studio started back in 1997;
“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.”
Lionhead will continue with Molyneux’s partner, Mark Webley, at the helm with Microsoft yet to announce who will take over at their end. The BAFTA Fellowship award winning developer went on to say;
“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.”
Although we have taken the odd potshot at Peter once in a while here at Gamerillaz, we remain big fans of his work which has provided us with so many joy filled gaming hours over the years. There is little doubt that whatever he does next will be a success.