So, remember how I told you how one of gaming’s grandfather’s (or is it the drunk uncle?) thought free-to-play Dungeon Keeper was “ridiculous”? Now Peter Molyneux has opened his mouth again. Darryn can’t stand him, and now you’ll hate him, too.
Speaking to Pocket Gamer, Molyneux begins with the usual over the top statement to build expectations. He claims that monetization in Godus will be as “fresh and as new and as different from anything you’ve ever seen in any game” – you won’t be able to pay until you’re deemed ready:
You’ve got to be subtle about it and slowly layer in those mechanics. The point we introduce monetisation depends on the player, and the game maker has to get you into the right mindset.
According to Molyneux, players need to see Godus as a full-fledged hobby, not just a game. Yet he has no problem taking the moral high ground:
We could layer in ‘it takes six days to build this house’, and maybe we’d make a shitload of money, but that’s not my ambition for games. There has to be a better way.
Oh, the hypocrisy of it all. Dungeon Keeper as a free to play game is ridiculous, yet conning people into throwing money at Godus is fine. Oh, but Godus will delay the money grubbing until you’re fully hooked on the game. I mean, no wait, at the “right mindset” to be fleeced for money. It’s hard to believe that Peter Molyneux used to be such a power house in gaming. He still has the name and the history of some great games, but he seems determined to chip away at his own credibility.
(Header image idea credit to Jacques, aka @Herrpuddinsky, executed by Darryn.)
Last Updated: February 17, 2014
February 17, 2014 at 17:48
Not all that surprised, the amount of crap spewed by Mr Molyneux that has nothing to do with what he can actually deliver is staggering. Listening to his drivel before every game release is the equivalent of running a cheesegrater over my testicles, actually, I’d take the cheesegrater option. After the first Fable title (which was actually a rather good game) he just went full scale moron in my book. He can sod off with Milo.
February 17, 2014 at 18:17
I do not like swearing in forums, find it a bit tacky.
But sometimes it can not be helped, so kiddies please stop reading.
After achieving success with some very innovative games in 90’s it seems that Moly decided that the rest of the world needs tor receive his wisdom (whether they wanted it or not).
So after selling out to EA (I give him 50% of the blame for the pay or wait monstrosity ) donned a stolen Steve Jobs Turtleneck of Deuchy Wisdom and spew unto us his not so wonderful insights into the world of gaming.
So on this Monday where none of my work got finished because I’m physically melting from the humidity and heat I’m channeling my inner OVG and want to bestow on Peter my words of wisdom.
Peter, nobody gives a flying shitbrick and when you feel ready go sit on your invested Godus cube and fuck yourself.