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, "I’m going to be fascinated to see what the hardware is, and how it will fit into this new world that we’re in now – this new world of hyper-connectivity, of super-portability.
"Or whether they’ll double-down and say ‘you know what? We are the games console, and that’s what we define ourselves as’ and say [they] don’t really care about hyper-connectivity or hyper-portability. It’ll be fascinating which way they jump.”
And, of course, he has a preference over which way they'll go. “What I would do is double-down on what this console is for: it’s for playing games. It’s 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 I’m kind of slightly like: ‘look, I don’t want another way of looking at Facebook’. You know, I’ve got all the ways of looking at Facebook. I don’t want another way of looking at Netflix. Just give me what I’ve paid my £299 for, and that is to play amazing, incredible computer games.”
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
Only 19 days to go...