And it’s something “very different”, apparently. Which is probably a good thing, because Curiosity was rubbish and Godus was even worse. So, what exactly is it? He’s not telling much for now – and that’s also probably a good thing, because Project Milo – but it’s something called Legacy, so that’s already kind of intriguing. Oh no, I’m falling into the Molyneux Hype Vortex, heeeee-
“I think it would be a mistake to talk about it,” he told Glixel in a recent interview. “The only thing I think is wise to tell you is that it’s very different. One of the things I am proud of is the number of different genres that I’ve attempted. At the moment, it’s hard to peg what genre Legacy falls into.”
Some of Molyneux’s diverse portfolio includes megahit games like Theme Park, Populous, Syndicate, Dungeon Keeper, and the Fable series, so Legacy could be anything, but let’s hope it’s actually Black & White 3.
He also added that, for now, the game is on PC, but that doesn’t mean much.
“More and more, I think it’s better to be platform agnostic at the start,” he explained. “The first problem is to get the feel of it right. You do have to worry about the interface. You have to worry about the input method. At the moment, I’m focusing on the mouse, purely because it’s the easiest for me.”
As a man with a reputation for, uh, talking up his games a bit too much ahead of launch, Molyneux also expressed some sympathy for Sean Murray and No Man’s Sky.
“I went to see him. I really felt for him. People don’t realise, for me and for him, it was like an ice-cold dagger in the heart. Every game that I work on, I put so much of my heart into it. And always, it’s never quite what it should be,” he said. “This is what’s so unfair about No Man’s Sky. If you approach it without knowing anything about it, it’s an incredible experience – flying from a planet, no loading, no nothing, into space and then realising that all those little dots you’re seeing, you can visit. Bloody hell, that’s pretty incredible, isn’t it?”
Huh. Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t.