Peter Molyneux is “just a little bit bored” with Today’s Games


Peter Molyneux, the big boss at Lionhead studios, is very well known for his enthusiasm for his job (and his own games in particular) and his god-like ability to inflate expectations of his creations beyond the ability to meet said expectation. Lately, however, it seems his enthusiasm for games in general has waned slightly. This was made evident during his recent interview with Xbox World 360.

During his interview, the creator of the Fable series was asked if he modern games were becoming to similar. He responded with his thoughts on the current state of video games:

I love new ideas and innovation. I’m trying to think of a more diplomatic way of saying this, but I’m just a little bit bored of doing things the same way in games. While I love all the drama of modern games there is this sameness about it.

They’re essentially the same – one’s got a green palette, one’s got a grey palette; you’re shooting and ducking and diving and it just seems almost on the point of being a little bit like Hollywood where they have got into this rut with their action films.

I’m not saying we’ve quite got that yet but we’re certainly getting towards that. I think mixing things up with emotional gameplay and mixing things up with the way you play and the feeling of connections and Kinect… it feels a bit more refreshing for me. But I’m obviously going to answer like that because I work in computer games.

Seems that Molyneux doesn’t have much faith in the direction modern games are taking, however, he seem quite enthusiastic about the way Kinect is going and how it has players play video games. Funny enough, Kinect is what Molyneux’s next entry in the Fable series, Fable: The Journey, will be played with. Perhaps that plays into why he is so excited for the 360’s motion control system.

Source: CVG

About Tyler Lee

Freelance video game journalist, published author, nerd.

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