Peter Molyneux admits to over-promises

Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux is somewhat (in)famous for talking his games up. Everybody does it, of course – the game you’re working on really is fabulous – but the Lionhead Studios boss is a master. And he knows it.

This week, while accepting the 2011 BAFTA Fellowship, Mr. Molyneux admitted that, sometimes, he likes to make up game features mid-interview – and he does it to stop journalists from getting bored or falling asleep.

“Sorry – I’ve slightly over-promised on things on occasion.

“I could name at least 10 features in games that I’ve made up to stop journalists going to sleep and I really apologise to the team for that.”

I mean – we all had our suspicions, right? He promised so much for Fable 3 that simply wasn’t in the final game that there had to be something going on.

Mr. Molyneux is the fourth industry veteran to be given the BAFTA award, following Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, and Will Wright, who brought SimCity to the real world.

[img_big]center,2091,2011-02-24/pc_new_05.jpg,Fable III really did promise more than it delivered[/img_big]

It’s a pretty highly esteemed bunch, and Molyneux is awfully chuffed to be there. In his acceptance speech, he claimed that he felt the need to rush home and “work harder than I’ve ever done”, to really prove to everybody that he deserved to be there.

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