Video game veteran Peter Molyneux has announced that more than 1,000 developers have applied for a position at his new development studio 22 Cans and that he is ready to deal with e-mails and applications until he gets the team he needs to work on new projects.
, who is best known for working for Fable on the Xbox line of home consoles and for Black & White, has told Giant Bomb that, “We’ve had just over 1,000 people apply for jobs. That’s pretty damn exciting. I’m working 16 hours-a-day just answering those emails.”
The developer added that leaving Microsoft had given him a new perspective on the use of his own time, adding, “I realized that 75% of my day was just doing nothing. Now, doing everything from answering emails to doing press stuff, to going and talking at universities and designing the games, it just feels fantastic to be that hands-on, it really does.”
Molyneux surprised the entire gaming world earlier during the year, when he announced that he was leaving developer Lionhead, wholly owned by Microsoft, in order to set up a new studio that would work on smaller, more creative projects.
The veteran game designer has not offered any clear details on the kind of title that 22 Cans will be creating, but he has suggested that Lionhead and Microsoft limited the ways in which he could express himself and that he will aim for innovation and creativity with his own company.
is currently working on Fable: The Journey, a Kinect-powered title that will be launched exclusively on the Xbox 360 during the fall of the year.
The experience will be streamlined and players will have to use their hands to perform specific gestures that deploy magic attacks while they move around the game world.