Founder Peter Molyneux Leaves Lionhead Studios

07 Mar 2012

Kotaku brings news that Peter Molyneux, founder of the studio and the designer mind behind titles such as the original Populous, Black & White and the Fable franchise, has left Lionhead Studios and his role as creative head of Microsoft Studios Europe. Peter will now focus on a new company called 22 Cans, as we learn through his Twitter, but it's worth noting that he will continue to work on Fable: The Journey until completion:
"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.," Molyneux said in a statement to Kotaku. Fable: The Journey is this year's forthcoming Fable game for the Xbox 360 Kinect. Molyneux will continue to be involved in that title as a creative consultant.


"I remain extremely passionate and proud of the people, products and experiences that we created," Molyneux said, "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."

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