Molyneux: I don't 'give a damn' about console power
Fable creator Peter Molyneux isn't too concerned with the next-generation's performance and power. In fact, he doesn't "give a damn" about it. According to NowGamer, the founder of the game studio 22 Cans said:
Molyneux continued to say that he doesn't dislike the consoles and would continue to play them, but he said it would not be his primary source of gaming as it once was in the past. He and his studio are currently working on a project to pursue their mission to "revolutionize the industry" through inter-connectivity on multiple consoles and devices.
Molyneux has also stated that 22 Cans will only make one game.
Well....I'll just say that he may be missing out a little bit by for-going consoles.
That's more than one, and DOTA was not revolutionary in the least. Fun, sure, but revolutionary?
Maybe optimization is a big factor in new ideas. SNES brought lots of games that are now part of almost any foundation of game design. Real 3D consoles that came after pushed those boundaries and made things feel new again. I don't think current generation platforms have reached the limit for visual or processing tech. In the future, first person games are going to have so much better feeling of weight when moving and interacting with the environment. Every time something good comes out, usually it feels more "realistic." That revolutionary feeling comes from a focused idea with good foundation to build, then achieve that dream. Powerful tools are vital for making games revolutionary.
And we listen to this guy why?
wait, we still pay attention to Molyneux?
there he goes again.. getting people's hopes up, just to BS his way out and fail to deliver. This reminds me of the MotorStorm Sony interview...
He's betting a lot on one horse with the fact that he promises the world...in only one game. Good luck..
if there is anyone that's gonna do anything game changing, it is definitely not you Mr. Molyneux
You know what would revolutionize the industry? A game where PC, Xbox, PS, and Nintendo all played on one gaming hub. Don't tell me it can't be done. It can't be done easily but it can be done. It will just cost money and time to develop. We put a man on the Moon. We can have different gaming platforms interact with each other through a 3rd party server.
it took how long to realize that?
I agree with most of what you said. I've played RE4 almost every MGS game and Batman: Arkham City more times than I have fingers on my hands, but there aren't a lot of games out there I want to play over and over again like in the old days. I lost count of how many times I've played Yoshi's Island years ago, but with games now a day its mostly one and done with me.
Weird, consoles have dismissed Molyneaux a long time ago.
While I agree with that last statement, it is possible to revolutionize gaming with just one game. I mean, look back at what Mortal Kombat did to gaming. Look at what Mario has done for gaming. A single game can change everything. It just depends on what that game is and what it does.
Understanding his faults and empty promises on the Fable franchise, I actually still kind of agree with what he said about the industry. We haven't seen a good revolutionary game since Morrowind (in my opinion) and everything else is feeling a little bit stale. There are good games, don't get me wrong, but nothing that I can put on the pedestal of Ocarina of Time, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario 64 or World, or many others that came from about a decade-long revolutionary stage in gaming history. Most games now do not have the replayability of classic games and I do not see an acceptable reason for that decline. Everyone will still pick up and play a SNES or Genesis game and have a great time, and what that tells me is that there hasn't been a reason to set those games down quite yet. Like I said, there are good games, but nothing revolutionary.
that's what i was wondering, I thought after Fable 2 everyone just tuned him out
'k. Now make non-disappointing games.
Dota and its predecessors.
more connectivity within consoles? sure, i want to buy a 400 dll console and a 500 cellphone to be able to play it, and a 250 dllr device to play it on the go, plus the 50 up dllr games compatible, and the monthly online service
Honestly, i'm getting tired of how full of Molyneux is in himself. This isn't the 1980s or 90s where games were a young medium and experimentation resulted in revolutionary titles (Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy 7, etc.), there have been certain standards that one expects from a modern title, and i'm sure Molyneux's new title will be as underwhelming as he tries too pretend it's an overwhelming experience. Also, name a title as opposed to a series that has revolutionized gaming in the past decade.