Peter Molyneux has been known to...well, exaggerate. A lot. As a developer he has often promised the sky but delivered precious little (See: Fable
), so feel free to take his latest spiel with a pinch of salt...
In an interview with GamersGlobal
, Molyneux, who is currently hard at work developing Fable 2
, talked about an experimental AI project he has been working on called Dimitri
"I’m saying absolutely nothing. I’ve been sat down in a room by the head of PR [of Microsoft Games] and been told to not talk about it,
" said Molyneux to start with, before going on to talk about the project in vague.
"Since Black & White, we’ve been thinking a lot about AI, Lionhead was founded with that thought of AI in mind. In terms of the core or the theory of the AI, we’ve moved from Black & White onto a project called Dimitri, which I’ve been tantalising you about for a long time. And that team kept on researching. Dimitri was always an experimental thing, which is why I never showed it.
Pressed for detail Molyneux would only say that "six months ago when a discovery was made, and this discovery has been so exciting that it has lead to Lionhead focussing on it and sculpting a game around that. I think that discovery is so significant... This discovery has lead us to start a game and that game will be on the front cover of Nature magazines and Science magazines.
Anyone waiting for more info will have to wait until Fable 2
is released - which the Lord of Cryptic said would be when "trees still have leaves, but with a brownish tint
Going to hazard a guess about the Dimitri project, or are you just going to sigh and roll your eyes? Let us know in the forums