Peter Molyneux Now Director of Microsoft European Studios

Peter Molyneux, the designer between the Fable franchise, has been given a promotion: Creative Director of European studios at Microsoft Games Studios.

Previously, Molyneux founded Bullfrog Productions where he created "god games" like Populous. After leaving Bullfrog, Molyneux created Lionhead Studios, which has churned out titles like Black & White and The Movies. That studio was purchased by Microsoft in April 2006.

In his new role, the game designer will oversee the creative direction of fellow UK Microsoft studio Rare, as well as other European external projects. He will continue to be based in the Lionhead offices. And those worried about his involvement in future Lionhead titles, Molyneux tweeted, "thanks for the support everyone. Just to be clear I will still be as involved with the design of lionhead games as ever was."

Molyneux becomes European creative director at MGS [Develop]