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Molyneux to help Rare find a new identity

Molyneux to help Rare find a new identity

The recently promoted Peter Molyneux says one of the first things he wants to do is establish a new identity for Rare.

Talking about his recent promotion to Microsoft Game Studios' Creative Director for Europe, Peter Molynuex has said that one of his first aims is to help Rare Studios establish a new identity and to become a more vocal part of the games industry.

Speaking to GI.biz, Molyneux said that he wants the key developers as Rare to be seen a lot more within the industry in an effort to shed the secretive image around the studio.

"I was totally blown away from the amount of talent that there is at Rare, but it's just that they come from a background where Nintendo required them to be this very, very secretive company," Molyneux said.

"One of the things I really want to do is help Rare have more of an identity...I just want to give them the confidence to tell the world what they're doing. I hope you're going to see more from Rare and I want to help them get well known."

Molyneux was adamant that he wouldn't be interfering with Rare's creative process though and that he wouldn't even attempt to meddle with the studio's distinctive and colourful style - so Rare fans don't need to worry overly by the sound of it.

Would you like to see and hear more from Rare, or would you rather that Molyneux just went back to work on Project Natal? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Veles 15th June 2009, 14:01 Quote
So he wants them to make lots of promises and not deliver on them?
Arkanrais 15th June 2009, 14:11 Quote
^ beat me to it.
naokaji 15th June 2009, 14:53 Quote
Molyneux? Is that not the guy from ages long past who got famous with some decent games long ago and after that didn't deliver anything of quality anymore?
Teq 15th June 2009, 15:06 Quote
Promised the world and delivered a street map :P
Sifter3000 15th June 2009, 15:41 Quote
Peter Molyneux is the Noel Gallagher of PC games. Between 1991 and 1994, he produced a series of great titles and now he's only good for interview quotes.
D-Cyph3r 15th June 2009, 15:43 Quote
Oh great, double the hype, double the promise, double the disappointment?
Dreaming 15th June 2009, 16:38 Quote
A friend who used to work for Rare said when Microsoft came in they basically made half the employees redundant and just got them from then on to hammer out franchise games like perfect dark zero etc.
Ape 15th June 2009, 19:38 Quote
He should start by renaming the company Ultimate Play The Game and releasing signed copies (obviously not PM's signature) of their most famous 8-bit games.
Yemerich 16th June 2009, 03:46 Quote
Suits him well.
Because its very RARE that he accomplish something that he promissed...

Ooooo I miss syndicate and dungeon keeper franchises... I hope he revive those!
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