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Molyneux: Judge me on Fable 2

Lionhead boss is happy to let new game "define my position in the industry"

Peter Molyneux has reiterated his desire that his industry reputation should be defined by forthcoming title Fable 2, stating that he's "incredibly proud of what the team has managed to do with it".

In an interview last year as part of the coverage of Lionhead's tenth anniversary, Molyneux then told GamesIndustry.biz that Fable 2 should be the game that he was judged by.

"We have had some very good excuses as to why our games haven't been as good as they should have been," he said in August 2007. "I still think that Black & White had a huge amount of flaws in it, I still think that Fable had a huge amount of flaws in it. And there are excuses for that. There's time, there's pressure, the small group, there's being distracted.

"But now, we haven't got those excuses, so now, really, the next projects that we do are a true measure of our ability, our ambition, our passion. We've got all of that comfort...to make a great game."

And now that Fable 2 is complete, Molyneux is still happy that it's the game to define his "position in the industry".

"Absolutely it is. At the end of the day you can stand up in front of people and wave your arms, but unless you actually create a product, you don't deserve that attention," he said. "I still stand by that - I think it should define my position in the industry, and if it's not good, that says something about me. And if it is good, that also says something about me.

"Obviously with any creation you always want a bit more time, to play around with it some more, but ultimately I'm incredibly proud of Fable and with what the team has managed to do with it," he added.

The full interview with Peter Molyneux, in which he also offers his evaluation of Fable 2 and hints at what the team's next project will involve, is available now.

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