Earlier today, it looked like British game developer Peter Molyneux, famous for his work on games like Fable and Populous, had announced on Twitter his retirement from video games.

Those first two tweets were sad reading. That last one though...looks a little weird. Especially since, as recently as 2014, Molyneux told us “I’m not retiring—I’m just gonna die. I don’t know what life is without making games.”


Turns out it was a hoax. Jack Attridge, Molyneux’s former colleague at 22cans, quickly tweeted:


Colin Gallacher, PR at Molyneux’s 22cans studio, chipped in:

This was quickly followed by confirmation from Molyneux himself:


And so the world, and Peter Molyneux, keep on keeping on!

Note: We originally reported, based on the hacked tweets, that Peter Molyneux was retiring. We apologize for the error.