Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux received a BAFTA Fellowship this past week, and we figure that's deserved.
And during his speech, the man of the hour made a concession that all journalists have been waiting to hear: essentially, he admitted he has had a tendency to blow things out of proportion. Just a little. Remember when he was touting Fable as the "greatest game of all time?" Well, as an act of contrition, here's what Molyneux had to say :
"I'd like to thank the press, by the way, for listening to my stuff. Sorry – I've slightly over-promised on things on occasion. 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."
Molyneux has titles like Populous and Dungeon Keeper on his resume as well and is now the fourth industry vet to receive the BAFTA Fellowship. He went on to say that he "thanks the stars" that he's still around, and he loves his job a ton. In fact, after getting this award, he's just gonna work harder. We can respect that.
And no worries, Pete. We know you invented stuff and "over-promised." That's okay. We forgive ya.