Peter Molyneux has reminisced about the old days; the word 'producer' "was spat upon," they "never used to plan anything" and had "no idea" on financial matters.
The toddler years are over though says Molyneux, and that screwing up now "when you've got 100 people" is dangerous. Only a small time "ten or 20 person team" can error.
"We’re growing up. When I first started in this industry we were like six year-olds," the veteran told .
"We used to go out and do ridiculous things, we never used to plan anything, we had no idea of anything financial. I can remember that back in the early nineties the word ‘producer’ was spat upon."
"Now we’re becoming adults, we’ve come to realise that mistakes are a good thing; they’re good to go through, and you learn from them. Just because you’re doing something doesn’t make it right."
Now hiccups in the development process in teams "with 100 people, you are throwing millions of pounds down the toilet. I just don’t think that’s acceptable anymore."
"It’s a scary thing for this industry to realise that we’re not the new kids on the block anymore. We had so many excuses when we were only ten years old – purely as an industry, we were very, very arrogant," commented the Molyneux.
Sounds like we've got some awkward teen years still to grow through yet before we're passing out at the college dorm kegger.
Molyneux: Industry "growing up," mistakes "good to go through"
23 March 2009 | By Simon Priest