One of the most popular and respected game designers in the industry, Peter Molyneux, is reportedly leaving Lionhead Studios and Microsoft according to Kotaku.
He will leave after finishing off Fable: The Journey, “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 told Kotaku.
His leaving will open up a couple of positions, creative head of Microsoft Studios Europe and boss of Lionhead.
He will move on to a yet unannounced independent venture but Lionhead will always a special place in his heart, “I remain extremely passionate and proud of the people, products and experiences that we created,” he 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.” he added.
Peter Molyneux have been in the industry for a long time now and is responsible for some of the more memorable franchises in gaming, he is the creator of Populous, Black & White and Fable among others.
We look forward to seeing what the ambitious designer will offer the gaming industry in the future.