Why Was Fake Peter Molyneux's Twitter Account Silenced?

Earlier this week, the hilarious Twitter account tapping into the genius of game designer Peter Molyneux was silenced. Here's why.

The game developer behind the famous Peter Molydeux parody twitter account has made contact with Kotaku Australia to let us know why his account was suspended.

"I've been in discussion with a few people at Lionhead," he said. "Their general thoughts regarding the account seem to be positive, but it's looking like they want me to change the use of the logo in the videos I've created, and to make it even more clear in my bio that the account is fake."

"It sounds like they do actually have people getting in contact asking about the fake prototype videos I've created, which I can understand must be frustrating."

In true Molydeux style, this new video to his fans is a witty take on the idea that people confuse him for the real thing. "It highlights just how insane the thought of any of this being real actually is."

He's currently waiting to hear back from Twitter.

"It's now up to Twitter to send me their suspension notice again after the first failed to reach me previously, so that I can make the changes that Lionhead want me to make," he said.

"I just wish Lionhead had got in touch with me first so this mess could have been avoided."

Molydeux is hopeful that his account will be reinstated. Kotaku Australia will be sure to announce when @petermolydeux is back up and running.



This post originally appeared on Kotaku Australia.