Apparently Peter Molyneux is worried about Sony which is odd because we are very worried about Peter Molyneux so there is a lot of misplaced worry going around.
But Peter isn’t worried about Sony’s mind he’s more worried about their lack of hardware progress and how they’ve ended up third in this generation. A generation in which they really haven’t brought anything new to the table.
And if you say Blu-Ray I’m going to climb through this monitor and shove an optical disc down your throat… capish
According to Molyneux
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.
Now you can say what you like about the Kinect but it has brought innovation to the Xbox and the motion controls were first really well utilised by the Wii. The Move is still a massive failure and Peter does have a point here.
But at the same time it’s not all bad news for Sony, as Peter also states
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
And that really is the impression we got from E3 as well, Sony has the best looking software line up right now but Nintendo is pushing ahead with their new tablet base gaming and Microsoft has given us a peak behind the scenes at their SmartGlass and yet Sony has offered us nothing.
They’re either hiding a really big rabbit in that hat of theirs or they are going to try and win the next generation purely on the games, which really isn’t that bad an idea is it?
Last Updated: June 14, 2012