Peter Molyneux likes making claims, that?s for sure. The Lionhead boss is never shy when it comes to promising industry-breaking features in his upcoming titles, most of which generally go along the lines of, ?Our next game will see the player set in a world in which he can do whatever he wants as the world evolves around him.?
So it was no surprise that we read the latest interview quote regarding the upcoming Project Dimitri, in which Molyneux said, ?I can tell you what the game's about ...would you like to know what the game's about? It's a game about you. It allows anyone who plays the game to relive their life, their entire individual life. That's a pretty ambitious concept."
He is indeed, at it again.
Molyneux was forced to make a dramatic climb-down on claims regarding the content of Lionhead?s last game, Fable, when the acclaimed developer said in a statement from October 2004:
?What happens is that we strive to include absolutely everything we've ever dreamt of and, in my enthusiasm, I talk about it to anyone who'll listen, mainly in press interviews. When I tell people about what we're planning, I'm telling the truth, and people, of course, expect to see all the features I've mentioned. And when some of the most ambitious ideas get altered, redesigned or even dropped, people rightly want to know what happened to them. If I have mentioned any feature in the past which, for whatever reason, didn't make it as I described into Fable, I apologise. Every feature I have ever talked about WAS in development, but not all made it?.
Although SPOnG is naturally dubious about these latest free will claims, we sincerely believe that Molyneux does begin development with the best of intentions. We hope that a game of such magnitude is possible, and greatly look forward to seeing the fruits of the Project Dimitri development team's labour.
We?ll keep you updated as the title progresses.