Peter Molyneux leaves Lionhead Studios
Industry icon part ways to form his own independent studio.
Now, this is quite shocking. Peter Molyneux has announced he will be leaving Lionhead Studios. He co-founded the company in 1997 and is responsible for classics like Black & White and Fable.
He will still be finishing Fable: The Journey, but only as a “creative consultant” to the project.
“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,” he said in a statement provided to Kotaku.
Lionhead will now be headed by co-founder Mark Webey. Microsoft is yet to announce a successor to Molyneux famous ‘creative head’ role.
“As co-founder of Lionhead and an integral part of Microsoft Studios, Peter was the creative visionary behind the blockbuster Fable franchise, and one of our most passionate and influential developers for the Xbox 360 platform,” said Microsoft in a statement.
“He has made an indelible mark on the games industry and we wish him all the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Molyneux will start work on a new independent venture called 22 Cans.