I’m not a huge fan of saying “BOOM!” when a big news announcement drops, but this is truly boom-worthy: Peter Molyneux is leaving Lionhead.
Speaking to Kotaku, he had the following 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.”
In a tweet a few minutes ago he also added the following:
“Now for something really amazing, scary and brave a new company called 22 Cans.”
“While his decision was a difficult one,” said Microsoft in a statement, “he felt the time was right to pursue a new independent venture.”
Whilst he often came under fire for hyping up features of his new games, there’s no doubting his passion for the industry. We look forward to seeing what 22 Cans has to offer.