Molyneux on Xbox 720: I Don't Need Another Way to Look at Facebook

Hopes Microsoft will 'double-down' on games

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Molyneux on Xbox 720: I Don't Need Another Way to Look at Facebook
Peter Molyneux may no longer work at Microsoft, but that's hardly going to stop him having an opinion on what they do, and it's not going to stop him being worth listening to. To this end, he's been discussing his hopes for the new hardware.

Despite having worked at the company until a year ago, he claims to not know what we should expect from the next Xbox. He told Edge that, "Iím going to be fascinated to see what the hardware is, and how it will fit into this new world that weíre in now Ė this new world of hyper-connectivity, of super-portability.

"Or whether theyíll double-down and say Ďyou know what? We are the games console, and thatís what we define ourselves así and say [they] donít really care about hyper-connectivity or hyper-portability. Itíll be fascinating which way they jump.Ē

And, of course, he has a preference over which way they'll go. ďWhat I would do is double-down on what this console is for: itís for playing games. Itís for playing console games for this massive, incredibly loyal audience of gamers out there. When they start to mix all this other stuff in there Iím kind of slightly like: Ďlook, I donít want another way of looking at Facebookí. You know, Iíve got all the ways of looking at Facebook. I donít want another way of looking at Netflix. Just give me what Iíve paid my £299 for, and that is to play amazing, incredible computer games.Ē

SO IT'S £299?!?!? No, probably not. Well, maybe.

Despite no longer working at Microsoft and despite his apparent ignorance on the matter of what the new console will do, Molyneux has teased that he'll be making an appearance at the console's unveiling.

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