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Today's developers are "lucky bastards", says Lionhead boss

Lionhead Studios boss Peter Molyneux has declared that today's developers have more opportunities than ever to get their ideas noticed, following the release of Microsoft's XNA Game Studios Express platform.

His comments came at a launch event held earlier this week, where Microsoft's Chris Satchell explained, "Where our vision's really heading is taking that YouTube concept and bringing it into games."

In a speech of his own later that day, Molyneux told the audience, "You're lucky bastards, because the web is a fantastic place to get your ideas out there. If XNA really is going to be the YouTube of game design then that will be a brilliant, brilliant thing."

He also had some advice for would-be game designers. "If you want to get into the games industry there is nothing better than a demo. Nothing. Other than a huge wodge of money in my hand..."

Molyneux went on to observe that in order to make it in games design, "You have to have a great excitement for what you do. You cannot do this without finding it almost orgasmically exciting...

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HaKeRsCanRotINHEL3867d ago (Edited 3867d ago )

XNA = YOUTUBE for hopeful game designers. I think I'll give it a'go.