Peter Molyneux, the eccentric ex-creative director at Microsoft Games Studios, has spoken out about why he left the company, citing the infamous (and hilarious) Peter “Molydeux” parody Twitter account (via Eurogamer) for inspiring his move.
The account, which shared off-the-wall video game ideas with the same level of passionate, in-your-face enthusiasm as its namesake, inspired a successful game jam called “What Would Molydeux?”
Surprisingly, despite the account’s at-times outrageously offensive ideas, Mr Molyneux loved its creator, saying it inspired him to leave behind his role at Microsoft.
"Smart guy," he said during a developer session at PC and indie game show ‘Rezzed’. "I tell you one thing: he's far funnier, far more daring and far more engaging than I will ever be. He just comes up with an endless supply of amazing and incredible ideas."
Mr Molyneux started his own indie outfit called “22 Cans”, and stopped short to thank the Twitter account for its...freedom.
"And he's another reason why I left Microsoft," Molyneux said at Rezzed. "I have to tell you, he is. He was out there, and I was watching and laughing at his tweets probably harder than anyone. This guy, he can do all this stuff, he can be that free, he can explore these ideas like throwing babies into pits - you couldn't do that with the corporate PR machine at Microsoft.
"I think he's fantastic, and I'd love to see some of those ideas turned into games. I hope he goes on going for a long time."
By Gaetano Prestia - Bio