Molyneux: “I lied about features to keep Journos awake”

Peter Molyneux got a BAFTA Fellowship last night, and he said a lot of things, which surprised a lot of people, on the special occasion.

He admitted that he made up game features on the spot during interviews with journos, to keep things interesting and prevent them from falling asleep.

“I’d like to thank the press, by the way, for listening to my stuff,” said Molyneux while accepting an academy fellowship at the annual BAFTA ceremony in London earlier this evening.

“Sorry – I’ve slightly over-promised on things on occasion,” he continued.

“I could name at least 10 features in games that I’ve made up to stop journalists going to sleep and I really apologise to the team for that.”

Molyneux is only the fourth video game developer, to be awarded with the BAFTA honors, joining the ranks of the likes of Shigeru Miyamoto, Nolan Bunshell and Will Wright.

“Every day I wake up and thank the stars that I’m still here now,” he said at the end of his brief speech. “I love my job so much and I really feel like going home and working harder than I’ve ever done to prove that I deserve this award.”

His last game, Fable III did decent business on the Xbox 360 and the PC version is scheduled for a release later this year.


  • shastyxmcnasty

    While I do enjoy watching Peter around E3 season as a general rule I never 100% believe anything he says or does….be honest with yourself, did anyone really believe his Kate and Milo game was real??

  • PrivatePyle

    Kind of slimey, but he fessed up to it.
    Anyboyd have a full on list of what he lied about?

    • shastyxmcnasty

      I don’t know why this is breaking news, people in the industry have known this for a long time, as for a list of what he’s lied about it may be hard to come up with that, however, he is notorious for taking an idea and running with it in interviews, but never implementing them in games, and making huge accusations about AI and cause effect elements in his games when there really isnt any need..that being said, his games are usually pretty good

    • PilarVIRUS

      Yeah that are, but why does he need to lie. I would have gotten Fable III even if he told the truth, I love that game.

  • PilarVIRUS

    I understand. However, just so you know Molyneux, I will be buying your next game.

  • jbg0623

    not cool, but wuteva so long as the games are good.

  • nmalthus

    Just need to take a I’ll believe it when I see it attitude and all good.

  • stephanielynette

    not very nice!!

  • bman128

    Does this technically mean Fable 4 is announced?

  • doub7

    His fable franchise is on its last leg.I always thought he sounded like a tool.

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