You have to wonder at what stage 22Cans determined the grand prize for Curiosity. Based on some recent waffling from Peter Molyneux, wherein he clarifies that Bryan Henderson's role as the god-of-gods in GODUS will only be temporary, it sounds so vague that it might have been hashed out on a Guildford beer mat a week ago.
So yes: Bryan is not the Messiah, but he will be a virtual Übermensch for a year or so. Maybe less. It'll still be life-changing, though. Probably.
“The interesting thing is that what Bryan has won is a grace period where he can be god of gods for a certain amount of time,” Molyneux told RPS. “We’re talking about that period of time [right now]. It won’t be less than a few months. It might not be more than a year. And then we’ll unveil the ability to usurp the god of gods and replace him with someone else. That someone else will then take on all of Bryan’s powers.”
Does that make it less "life-changing", whatever that even means? We have no idea. It's ok, though, because neither, it seems, does Molyneux. 22Cans are still banging out the exact nature of how to change a life.
“It didn’t seem right to me that Bryan would be god of gods for all time,” Molyneux continued. “It seems right to me that he has a period of time to be god of gods, and that can’t just be a few days. It needs to be substantial. And in that time, many things could happen. And of course, the amount of physical money he gets depends on how successful the game is. So he’ll probably be god of gods for an amount of time approaching a year. That’ll be a year from release, by the way. It needs to be enough time to make it meaningful for him in every sense of the word.”