After an awkward interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun where Peter Molyneux broke down into tears after realizing he over-promised in his vision for GODUS, he broke down again in a GODUS project video after realizing he can no longer make good games.
The following is a transcript from the Project GODUS Kickstarter video:
Molyneux: This game will be a reinvention of Populous. It is a throwback to my glory days. After all, I practically invented the God genre of video games.
Molyneux: Although I wish I could come up with a more original game. I mean to resort to this, I-
[Molyneux begins to cry]
Camera person: Woah, Pete. Calm down. Let me-
Molyneux: Don’t shut the camera off! I want them to see my tears! I want them to see how much I care about making this project!
Camera person: Well, uh. This is slightly embarrassing, are you sure you want me to-
Molyneux: I already cried like a week ago in some other interview! This is just par for the course now!
Camera person: No really, I’m just going to turn it-
Molyneux: Don’t you dare do it, Jim!
[Molyneux regains composure]
Molyneux: So please, help kick-start GODUS. I promise not to over-promise this time! But GODUS will be the best game you will play next year when it releases!
Project GODUS has been slated for a 2014 release date.
Fellow game designer Will Wright also had a similar breakdown a few days ago after realizing he too can no longer make good games.