Peter Molyneux leaving Lionhead, Microsoft

In a statement to Kotaku this morning, world-renowned game developer Peter Molyneux revealed he will be leaving Lionhead Studios after the completion of Fable: The Journey. Molyneux originally founded Lionhead in 1997, which was later acquired by Microsoft Game Studios.

The legendary developer said he will also be leaving his role as creative head at Microsoft Studios Europe as well.

“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 JourneyI remain extremely passionate and proud of the people, products and experiences that we created, from Black & White to Fable to our pioneering work with Milo and Kate for the Kinect platform,” Molyneux announced. “However, I felt the time was right to pursue a new independent venture.”

Microsoft also released a statement about the designer’s departure, saying he was “one of our most passionate and influential developers for the Xbox 360 platform.”

Later this morning, Molyneux tweeted that he would be joining 22 Cans, a new game studio founded by Lionhead’s former Chief Technical Officer Tim Rance.



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