Ex-Lionhead man Peter Molyneux has gone on the record to say 22cans are aiming big with their future titles. How big? Big enough to change the world, according to Molyneux.
Speaking with develop-online, Peter Molyneux gave an open and rather honest incite into why he left Microsoft, and what the future holds for his new indie company 22cans. Molyneux points out the moment he knew he had to leave:
“But then, this terrible thing happened to me. One day I was at the studio sitting on my chair, in the zone, my eyes closed, my headphones on, blaring music in, trying to think of ideas for Fable The Journey. Suddenly I felt my chair move. I looked around. Standing there was the Microsoft chair adjustment personnel, this nice woman who comes over once a month, fiddling with my seat settings to make sure it was posturepedically correct”.
Molyneux also pointed out that such a controlled environment did nothing, in his opinion, but cloud the mind:
“I was in a creative padded cell. Microsoft was so safe. Microsoft was so nice. You’re so supported. Everything I did couldn’t hurt me, both creatively and physically. The danger was long gone. I had this huge desire to make something truly special, and I felt like I was being suffocated creatively a little bit”.
Finally, Molyneux said that he believes if the 22cans is established on a solid foundation of industry veterans, and enthusiasts, that they can achieve something special:
“If we wrap all those 22 people together, around this great and crazy and highly ambitious idea, and we sit down and experiment and innovate and play that idea, then maybe we can make something that can change the world”.
Pete’s a good guy, and although we’re a little weary whether 22cans can “change the world”, we are eager to see what’s coming.