Molyneux: "Sorry if I've Over-Promised"

Lionhead boss and newly-crowned holder of a BAFTA Fellowship Peter Molyneux has admitted making game features up on the spot to stop bored journalists falling asleep during interviews.

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SMOK3xFFx2564d ago (Edited 2564d ago )

Over-promissing is an understatement. I don't believe he ment any harm however, he seems like a genuinely nice person.

"No he not. When he lie and say this is gone to be in my game and there a feature in my game that gone to change games forever. That called false advertisement. Im surprised no-one didn't sue him yet."

To bad there isn't a google translate from bad English - English.

Warprincess1162564d ago

No he not. When he lie and say this is gone to be in my game and there a feature in my game that gone to change games forever. That called false advertisement. Im surprised no-one didn't sue him yet.

slate912564d ago

I think he just gets too excited and too overly passionate for his games and says off the wall things he knows he can't come up with. I appreciate the visions, but just watch what you say because people, including myself, really believe you sometimes.

Led-Zeppelin2564d ago (Edited 2564d ago )

WarPrincess you sound like an 11 year old.

Yi-Long2564d ago

.... but not listening to the fans, and focussing on the wrong stuff!

Fans said they wanted more challenging gameplay, yet it was only made easier. Fans said they wanted a longer and more epic story, yet Fable 3 was pretty damn short (also because it was way too easy), etc etc.

Molyneux is so focussed on bringing us random original small stuff, that he forgets the basics needed for a great game are still gameplay, challenge, story, etc etc.

captain-obvious2564d ago (Edited 2564d ago )

well you still do that peter
i mean look at this

AAACE52564d ago

Don't worry Pete... I lost faith in you a long time ago!

@Warprincess... I have always told people the best way to write is to type it how you say it! But you should avoid that!

I know what you mean when you say "Gone", but seeing it in print just makes it look bad. Just go ahead and write "Going" please!

Chubear2564d ago (Edited 2564d ago )

He's said THE EXACT same thing in the past lol He's a one man hype machine and those commenting on here about how he's so cutely innocent, over excited and doesn't really know how to curb his excited statements are just suckers that fall for his BS over and over again.

If I can find the past articles I'll post them but I know he's said the exact same words in the past. lol

I mean I really thought after the Milo thing that it was sure banker people would catch on to this man's schtick but no, people still fall for his BS marketing hype.

Come on, you don't remember him telling everyone Milo is real and is the first showing of what we'll be seeing Kinect do? Now go look about at that E3 "demo" and compare it to what you see now on Kinect gaming and ask yourself, how many times do I need to be bold-faced lied to before I see the next lie?

jjohan352564d ago

Where's Milo and Kate? lol

wallis2564d ago

As nonsensical as this comment is I agree. A drug developer couldn't come out and say their drug cured cancer when it didn't, the head of coca cola couldn't turn around and say their new brand of coke lowers blood pressure when it doesn't. What he's doing may have no malicious intent but it's still at the core extrememly damaging because people often buy games based on the hype that is generated from journalism and interviews.

At the very core of what he's doing lies the foundations for false advertising and it's not a one off either. It's not like GSC gameworld who promised the freakin' world in stalker SoC, got nailed by deadlines, had to cut half the features, but promptly STFU when it came to Clear skies and CoP. Peter Molyneux has done this for EVERY SINGLE GAME he has ever made.

tigerstyle2563d ago

fucking lol'd

Warprincess116 is a god damn winner.

AntoineDcoolette2563d ago

Rofl I remember being a young teen before I had a PS2 or other system of that gen and reading all the promises for Fable such as an aging character with full details for each development of age and all kinds of crazy shat. I was convinced it was going to be the end all to all games then Fable finally came out and didn't have like 90% of what was said it would have xD

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Solid_Snake-2564d ago

agree smoke. i think he has so many ideas running through his head he just cant keep his ideas to himself. he says these things( to the wrong people ) who then go and post on every website going.

i think he's a decent guy. just has an imagination of a 10 year old.

B1663r2564d ago

I am skeptical of this apology because I have an overdeveloped and paranoid sence of irony. Is he really this sorry, or is this just something he is saying to get us excited about his sense of remorse?

NoobSessions2564d ago (Edited 2564d ago )

If you don't listen to the hype, Fable games are solid quality games. Fable II was really fun and different, but it was short for an "RPG". To me, Fable games are more RPG/Adventure games because of its linearity.

Still, I enjoy them. They get alot more bashing than I think they should.

B1663r2564d ago

Fable 2 was more of a polygamy simulator than an RPG...

B1663r2564d ago

Whats with the disagrees? Am I really the only one who went around and put a wife in every available property??? To the point that I had to spend all of my time going house to house to have sex with all of my wives to keep them happy, to the point of being unable to finish the game???

humbleopinion2564d ago

That's what RPGs should be all about: let you do what you want, and not force you through a tight design. Freedom.
It just seems that in your case, this freedom took it toll. With great sex comes great responsibility.

(at least he didn't put mothers-in-law in the game. Imagine having to deal with a multiple of those...)

Istanbull2564d ago

Fable games are solid??? LOL!

Only Fable: Lost Chapters was a decent game!

Fable 2 was mediocre, but Fable 3 was one of the most disappointing games I've ever played, it is failing so hard!

Watch the Angry Joe's video on 32 reasons why Fable 3 sucks!

Solid_Snake-2564d ago

why are you not accepting his apology when you have never even played one of his games.

stop trolling.

Godmars2902564d ago (Edited 2564d ago )

At least until he talks up a game, then delivers on all points you mean. No point in holding a grudge against him once he delivers.

Its when he doesn't and the fanboys try to defend him with Populous and the like that chaffs me.

I played Populous. Dealt with many a fanboy proclaiming Fable the new Final Fantasy. Such gives anyone who's been on a gaming forum the right to bitch because of the man's over-statements. Especially when they've been held up as gospel.

Godmars2902564d ago (Edited 2564d ago )

So you're saying that the man past failures shouldn't be forgiven in light of future successes?

You people really make no sense.

humbleopinion2564d ago

The new Final Fantasy? Someone actually said that!?
Fable is not the best game I've played, but it's not that bad....

callahan092564d ago

I actually re-read some of the previews for the original Fable recently. Holy crap what he said that game was going to be would STILL be absolutely, astonishingly awesome and unprecedented in scope and quality. He really overshot the moon on that one. I can't believe any of us ever actually thought the game could be that...

sagapo2564d ago

yeah, sorry we believed it again

distorted_reality2564d ago


We should all be used to Molyneux by now. The problem is, his promises sound so bloody good that we always give him another chance.

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