Less than 24 hours after releasing their latest game Godus Wars, Peter Molyneux’s studio 22cans is already facing controversy, announcing today that they’ve removed the game’s microtransactions following community backlash.
Today on Steam Early Access, designer Peter Molyneux and his company 22 Cans released a new game: Godus Wars.
Peter Molyneux’s Curiosity experiment ended with a whimper. It basically functioned as a giant advertisement for the “God of Gods” feature in then-upcoming god game revival Godus. Years later, there are still no plans for how they’ll actually, you know, do any of it.
Four months ago, Peter Molyneux’s Godus was a disaster. Four months later, it’s… still in pretty bad shape.
"You know what Peter Molyneux's like," an ex-22Cans employee told me while trying to sum up the infamous designer's tendency to make enormous promises and then just kinda... forget about them. "You try to hold onto his words and they slip through your fingers."
Legendary game designer Peter Molyneux, creator of the god game genre, has a history of over-promising and under-delivering. So when he took his latest game, Godus, to Kickstarter, people were a little wary. Turns out, they were right to feel that way.
Being a God is tough work. First you have to try your best to make sure people don't die, then you're clearing space for them to repopulate. It's like being the world's busiest omnipresent parent, and how do all your children repay you? With Atheism.
GODUS is coming September 13. The spiritual successor to Populous from Peter Molyneux's 22cans is getting a beta release through Steam Early Access on September 13. The game will be available for $19.99 on PC and Mac. Here's a trailer to help explain how excited you should be about this.
GODUS, the next game from Peter Molyneux and his 22cans development team, is a spiritual successor to classic PC game Populous. That game had a cute visual style, one that GODUS looked to be cashing in on, but without video footage, how could we tell?