Molyneux: ‘I don’t know where Sony are going’

The man behind the Fable series (and former Microsoft developer), Peter Molyneux, has said he is “worried” about Sony‘s prospects in regards to future hardware.

In an interview conducted by GamesIndustry, the ex-Lionhead chief did have a few positive things to say about PlayStation, as well as saying Microsoft focus on Sony “obsessively”.

However, those comments will be outweighed by the slightly scathing remarks on where he believes the company is headed. Check out the quotes below:

“Sony has always had a very strong first person line-up, which I think is incredibly smart. They’ve got good developers. They’ve got some very talented developers.

The way I always feel with Sony is that if they double down on those first party developers, give them the headroom to be inventive and be creative, especially when it comes it any next generation platform, then they could pull lots of rabbits out of the hat.

What I worry about, with their corporate pressure and the pressure on costs, I worry about the ability to do that. More and more – and this is a personal thing – I just don’t know where they’re going in hardware terms.

They had the Move, but it wasn’t as early as the Wii and it wasn’t as innovational as Kinect. They seem to be third in line in that race. I have expected, every single press conference for the last year, Sony to bring out this magic rabbit out from a huge hat and say, ‘Aha, world. You really don’t realize what’s going on.’

And I do worry about them.”

[Source: GamesIndustry.biz]

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Squawka.com Sub-Editor.

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