Molyneux becomes European creative director at MGS

Famed designer to oversee creative operations at Lionhead, Rare plus external projects
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Peter Molyneux has been promoted to creative director of European studios at Microsoft Games Studios, Develop can reveal.

Previously creative director of Guildford-based Lionhead Studios, Molyneux will now also oversee the creative direction of fellow UK Microsoft studio Rare, as well as other European external projects.

Molyneux assumed the role in March, and will continue to be based at the Lionhead offices.

He has over 20 years of experience with games Populous, Syndicate, Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper, Black & White and Fable to his name and “will bring a unique set of skills and an in-depth understanding of the games development process to this newly created role”, says the company.