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Peter Molyneux Doesn’t Plan On Retiring

Veteran game designer Peter Molyneux, who has created well-known franchises such as Fable and Dungeon Keeper, plans to keep on working until he dies. Molyneux told Kotaku that he can’t imagine what life would be like without developing games.

“I’m not retiring–I’m just gonna die,” he said. “I don’t know what life is without making games.”

In Kotaku’s wide-ranging profile of the 54 year-old veteran, it focuses on the developer’s hyperbolic statements, which is on display here. But his passion for the industry, and for creating unique video games is well known and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him still developing decades from now.

Molyneux quit Microsoft and Lionhead Studios and is currently heading up UK independent studio 22 Cans. The studio is currently working on a Kickstarter funded game titled Godus. 

Molyneux also recently called Fable 3 a “trainwreck,” stating that it never lived up to his lofty expectations. “I think Fable III was a trainwreck,” the former Lionhead boss said. “It was built to be much bigger than what it was constrained to be and eventually ended up as.”

 



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