Molyneux Made Up Game Features "To Stop Journalists Going To Sleep"
Written Thursday, March 17, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
During his BAFTA Fellowship acceptance speech last night, Lionhead's Peter Molyneux said a few things that shocked the gathered audience at the event held in London yesterday evening. However, Molyneux's admission that he "made up" game features to ensure journalists didn't nod off during interviews was perhaps the most surprising confession of all.
“I’d like to thank the press, by the way, for listening to my stuff,” Molyneux said upon receiving his BAFTA Fellowship award. “Sorry – I’ve slightly over-promised on things on occasion.” Well, that apology was long overdue...
“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,” he added.
“Every day I wake up and thank the stars that I’m still here now,” said Molyneux as he concluded his short 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.”
Molyneux joins fellow games industry luminaries Shigeru Miyamoto, Nolan Bushnell and Will Wright in receiving BAFTA honours. How these comments from his speech regarding the fabrication of games features will be received however, ought to be interesting.
[Via Gaming Bolt]