Industry legend Peter Molyneux has suggested that the incredibly funny, game-jam-spawning, parody Twitter account @PeterMolydeux was another reason behind his departure from Microsoft.
Branding the chap behind the parody account as a "smart guy" at Rezzed, Molyneux was effusive in his praise for his digital doppelganger. "I tell you one thing: he's far funnier, far more daring and far more engaging than I will ever be. He just comes up with an endless supply of amazing and incredible ideas."
The Peter Molydeux Twitter account became well known for gently poking fun at the real Molyneux's propensity for becoming overexcited, issuing streams of wild and wonderful game pitches that would later from the backbone of game jam "What Would Molydeux". It is this wild creativity that appears to have come full circle for the ex-Microsoft man.
"And he's another reason why I left Microsoft," Molyneux went on. "I have to tell you, he is. He was out there, and I was watching and laughing at his tweets probably harder than anyone. This guy, he can do all this stuff, he can be that free, he can explore these ideas like throwing babies into pits - you couldn't do that with the corporate PR machine at Microsoft."
"I think he's fantastic, and I'd love to see some of those ideas turned into games. I hope he goes on going for a long time."