Peter Molyneux, the man behind cult classics Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper, Populous and the more recent Black & White, Fable, has said his next creation will be "regarded as a major scientific breakthrough".
The project known as 'Dimitri' will be the culmination of in-depth AI research - what game we can expect is anyone's guess.
"My next game will not be Fable 3. It's not a game I can talk to you about right now, but: AI, simulation, the way characters interact -- we've had smart people working on that stuff for over a decade with the Fable games and Black and White," said Molyneux to .
This new creation will be the result of most if not all his previous works linked to advanced AI; Molyneux confirmed his next game isn't going to be Fable 3. What sort of game could use such a highly interactive and aware populace?
It's unlikely Black & White will be making a comeback this soon so could Lionhead be gearing up to release some kind of cross between Spore and SimCity, or will grandiose Peter Molyneux throw a spanner into the conventional and dream up something new and crazy?
Before we all start preparing ourselves for a war with machines with a taste for human blood, let’s focus on his upcoming Fable 2 - due out this winter exclusively on Xbox360.
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