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Peter Molyneux : I’ve never made a Great Game

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If there’s any one thing Peter Molyneux – legendary game designer – is known for, it’s hyping features in his game that never actually come to fruition. Despite his being the undisputed champion of needless hyperbole, he’s also filled with a whole lotta humility. Or isn’t.

“It’s not humility,” he says, of his insistence that Fable 2 contained elements that were ‘crap’, ‘gimmicky,’ and ‘a terrible crime.’ He goes further, saying he’s never made a “great” game. There, there Peter. No need to be so hard on yourself.

“It’s the reality and the truth. I am a designer and I shouldn’t stand up and say everything is wonderful and shiny and great and we made the greatest game ever, because we didn’t. Being inspired by your mistakes is one way of breaking into that triple-A club. It will always be my consistent dream to break into that club. I’ve made a lot of good games, but never a great game.”

What he wants, you see, is to join that illustrious group of developers who’ve made games that’ve sold over 5 million copies of a single game.He has always been a bit too ambitious, but to say he’s never made a great game? What of Populous, Syndicate, theme Park…those were pretty damned great!

“I’ve never made a game that people will put in their Top Five list of all-time greats,” he says. “You might consider one of mine, but I don’t think you’d put it in.”

Is Fable 3 going to be the the one that grants him entry? Possibly. Fable 2 sold 3.5 million copies, and that was only released on the 360. This time round there’s going to be a PC release too.

Source : MCVUK

Last Updated: October 22, 2010


  1. batman

    October 22, 2010 at 15:59

    At least the old twat is truthful.


  2. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 16:22

    Hell has just frozen over.


  3. AC!D

    October 22, 2010 at 20:36

    This man has some serious insecurities.


  4. Mr Bridge

    October 22, 2010 at 22:10

    well at least he’s recognised his faults at last.

    hopefully it’ll make him a stronger designer and person in the future.

    i did notice he backed off the hype button a little with fable 3. will be interesting to see what he can come up with now with his new sense of humility 🙂


  5. LovinIT

    October 23, 2010 at 04:49

    I’d put the Fable series in my top 5. They are a blast to play and include lots of hours of fun gameplay.


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