Peter Molyneux's name may stir conflicting emotions for some players, but you can't deny the fact that he's been involved with some groundbreaking video games, including Populous, Black & White and Fable. He's currently plying his trade at 22cans, the studio he formed after leaving Microsoft, and has already released Godus and The Trail, the latter of which made it to Switch last year.
Molyneux is currently working on a game known only as Legacy, and has remained tight-lipped about it over the past few years. We were lucky enough to sit down with him recently to discuss his career and his future projects; the former feature was published at the weekend and we'll be running the second piece later this week.
However, in the meantime, we thought it was worth highlighting that Molyneux seems keen to bring his new game to Switch:
Legacy is certainly a big departure from what I’ve done before. And more so than ever before, you need to think a little bit more agnostically about platforms. I would absolutely say that there is a really strong chance of it going onto Switch, but there are two gates that can stop that happening. The first is you have to get permission from Nintendo, that’s one gate. And the other gate is, are we, as a company, passionate about putting it on Switch? I would absolutely say yes to that, because Nintendo – of all three consoles – it appeals to the audience that I find most fascinating. Those are the people that perhaps haven’t been gaming for decades – although I love those people as well – they’re people who would love to play computer games but find them inaccessible, and I find that absolutely fascinating. So yes, absolutely.
It's hard to get too excited about a project which, so far, hasn't been properly revealed, but Molyneux's assurance that this is going to be a 'big departure' is interesting, as is the fact that he really seems to be a fan of Switch.