Peter Molyneux has just announced in a personal message at E3 that he has been promoted to creative director of the European studio branches of Microsoft Games Studios. He will still continue to oversee Lionhead Studios.
Molyneux already assumed the role as far back as March, apparently.
“What you’re not going to see is ten Peter Molyneux games,” he said. “The value of this role is for someone like myself going in and making those little tiny lights of an idea shine as brightly as possible and ensuring everybody within the organization clearly understands why we’re making those titles, the purpose of those titles and their importance to Microsoft overall.”
“All I’m going to be doing is making sure those lights are as bright as possible. People at Rare and other European studios are super, super bright and creative people and I’ll learn as much about design from them as they would from me.”
Congrats, Peter. It couldn’t have gone to a better man.