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Molyneux on B&W Delay
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As reported yesterday, Lionhead Studios' upcoming 'God' game, Black and White was delayed until Spring 2001. Lionhead's Peter Molyneux, the man behind Black and White, has spoken with fan web site B&W Vault about the decision to delay the title. Molyneux is quite disappointed with this delay, and explains more details about the logic behind it. Here is an excerpt:

Black & White has always been a
hugely ambitious project and this coupled
with our desire to make it the best it can
possibly be, led us to take the decision to
continue development for an extra four weeks
to exploit all of the gameís potential. This
means that Lionhead has fallen slightly behind
with its development schedule. It is our hope
and intention to deliver a version for final
testing to Electronic Arts on 9th October.
Thereafter the release date will very much
depend on the testing process and Electronic
Artsí own release schedule. Therefore it looks
likely that Black & White will be published
for the PC early in 2001. I realise
that this is disappointing news, not
least of all for everyone at Lionhead,
but hope that both press and public
will understand that is the vast scale
and scope of Black & White that has
led to this situation.
XboxFaction has posted an edited log of Barryworld's chat with several Lionhead developers, including Molyneux. The discussion gets fairly abstract, but it is a must-read for anyone interested in this title. There are currently no public plans to bring Black and White to the Mac platform, but developments in this area may be revealed in the near future.

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