Peter Molyneux’s 22Cans, developer of the notorious (and still unfinished) Godus, has been revealed to be worth -£1.2 million. According to NextPowerUp, 22Cans’ net worth has fallen from -£710,022 in 2013 to -£1.2 million after its assets dropped from £1 million to £487,816, with liabilities of £1.7 million having remained the same.
The fact that 22Cans’ liabilities have not budged since 2013 suggest that it has not been in a position to pay off any startup loans or costs it initially accrued. With no sign that the developer will be able to increase its assets any time soon, it seems 22Cans may not be long for this world.
Molyneux has been back in the news recently after he spoke to Eurogamer regarding 22Cans’ release of Godus Wars, despite the fact that:
- Its previous game, the Kickstarted Godus, remains incomplete, three years after it began development; and,
- Molyneux swore that he would no longer talk to the press.
Upon its release on Steam, Godus Wars was offering its players microtransactions, presumably to help dig the company out of the financial hole it found itself in, but removed them following outcry on the Steam forums.
Despite going back on his word to no longer speak to the press, Molyneux claims that his “world changed after that interview.” It seems the fortunes of his company, however, have not.