Peter Molyneux leaving Lionhead Studios (for 22 Cans)

According to a breaking news article on Kotaku.com this morning, acclaimed video game designer of Lionhead Studios Peter Molyneux has announced he is leaving behind both Microsoft and Lionhead Studios.

Peter Molyneux is seen as one of the most respected video game developers in the world, and one of the top creative minds on the Xbox team.

Where’s he headed? Well in a recent Twitter update, Molyneux says he’s making the move towards 22 Cans.

Molyneux co-founded Lionhead Studios in 1997, and was the creator of many games over the course of his career, including Magic Carpet, Syndicate, The Movies, Fable and Black and White. Molyneux will leave after completion of the upcoming Kinect Fable title, Fable: The Journey. Molyneux also held the position of creative head of Microsoft Studios Europe.

Molyneux describes the transition to 22 Cans, a start-up company in Guildford, England as “really amazing, scary and brave.”

“I remain extremely passionate and proud of the people, products and experiences that we created,” Molyneux said, in the Kotaku article. “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.”

GTA Gamers wishes him all the best in his future career with 22 Cans, and we’re looking forward to seeing how Fable: The Journey for the Xbox 360 Kinect will hold up.

With files from Kotaku

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