The popular Peter Molyneux spoof Twitter account @petermolydeux has been named as one of the reasons for the developer's departure from Microsoft.
"Smart guy," Molyneux said of the account when speaking at PC games expo Rezzed, Eurogamer reports.
"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.
"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. And he's another reason why I left Microsoft. 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."
The @petermolydeux Twitter account was famously suspended under legal pressure from Lionhead, though the pair's differences were eventually resolved.