MCV’s sister mag Develop recently sat down with Peter Molyneux to talk about the mistakes he’s made as studio head of Lionhead – and, most importantly, how he’s learnt some important lessons and turned the studio around.
"If I’m honest, on Fable we just burnt people’s lives; we destroyed the team," Molyneux confessed. "Week after week, month after month, they worked 50, 60, 70, 80 hour weeks. It destroyed their lives and destroyed their marriages. You just can’t do that anymore.
"So looking back at Fable 2, yeah, we crunched at the end, but it was only at the very, very end that we used up people’s whole weekends. There’s a few exceptions, but a lot of Sundays this studio was empty, which I thought was great."