As revealed by The Big K
, Molyneux ' creator of games like Magic Carpet, Syndicate, Black & White, The Movies, and Fable ' is leaving Microsoft-owned Lionhead to join a start-up company. The former Bullfrogger, who was head of Microsoft Studios in Europe, said: '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 Journey‚?¶ However, I felt the time was right to pursue a new independent venture.' He will also act as a creative consultant on Fable's arm-waving variant for the Kinect.
Molyneux joins a new Guildford-based company, 22 Cans
, which Molyneux has described
as 'something really amazing, scary and brave'. This new company was founded by Lionhead's former chief technical officer Tim Rance, whose credits include Populous, Black & White, and Fable. They probably plan to make games.