Molyneux sizes up 2009

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Well, it would seem Peter Molyneux has opened his mouth again, and like always, has spat out some nonsense. When BBC decided to talk to a few of the names of the gaming industry, it seems only natural they would get the outspoken Molyneux to speak.

He mentioned that the developer community at large is finally comfortable with creating games for “next gen” (otherwise known as current gen) consoles, but questioned whether the industry is making games too difficult, citing GTA IV’s lack of accessibility. When looking ahead to 2009, he took a rather odd stance.

“[2009], well, it’s all looking a bit dry,” Molyneux said. “All the triple A titles came out this Christmas and while there is stuff in 2010 we can look forward to, off the top of my head I cannot think of anything [in 2009] that really excites me.”

Apparently Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5 slipped his mind. Jim Sterling of Destructoid makes a compelling argument that yes, 2009 does have some big games coming this year. In fact, the PS3 alone has a killer lineup with exclusives like God of War III and Killzone 2.

Still, no harm no foul. Should he really be overly concerned when Lionhead doesn’t have a project in the works for this year? It’s probably in his companies best interest to be more focused on hyping 2010. Besides, after finally starting my adventure in Fable II, I’m willing to cut him a bit of slack since it’s been a pleasant experience so far.

There are some more responses from other bigger names in the industry, but nothing of too much interest. Ever the arrogant sounding bastard, Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel gives a few quotes whoring out his product line, but honestly, who gives a damn about that?

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One Response to “Molyneux sizes up 2009”

  1. TheLimper Says:

    I’m assuming he isn’t into those titles you mentioned, but there is a lot mystery surrounding 2009. It’s becoming rather common for game developers to announce the game the same year it comes out.

    I think 6 months from now we will have a bunch of new titles to be excited about. I really like Peter a lot despite his big talking. You can tell the man really loves his job and wants to make the best games possible.

    Even if he promises too much from time to time, it’s good to see people who are dedicated to breaking new ground.

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