Submitted by CranberryPub 1144d ago | article

Molyneux: Now is the 'Most Exciting Time' in Gaming

GamerZines writes:

There are few developers that can captivate a crowd as effectively as Peter Molyneux.

The mind behind such successful franchises as Theme Park, Fable, Populous and others delivered a keynote at Rezzed (Rock Paper Shotgun's indie and PC games showcase) and in it he focused on why he decided to leave the cosy setup he had at Microsoft to found his own studio, 22 Cans.

Molyneux being Molyneux, he delivered his reasons in a typically charismatic style and rather than us watering down the passionate sentiments shared during the forty-minute presentation to around two hundred attendees, we decided to let the man himself explain why he's gone back to being an independent developer. (22 Cans, Android, Curiosity, Industry, iPad, iPhone, PC, Peter Molyneux)

jamesensor  +   1144d ago
He was most exciting at Bullfrog, not now :S
AAACE5  +   1144d ago
I honestly cant respect anything he says. Hes about as believable as a prostitute saying she loves you!
hiredhelp  +   1144d ago
But she said she did :(
solidjun5  +   1144d ago
"But she said she did :( "

LMAO!!!!! +1
BABYLEG  +   1144d ago
stop hating
My nigga Peter speaks the truth again, yet you nondevelopers always have something to say. I'm just as excited about the future of games just like Peter. he thinks big, which is what I like to hear.
Hellsvacancy  +   1144d ago
Lol, ok buddy
Baka-akaB  +   1144d ago
yeah how dare nondevelopers have an opinion over stuff they buy .
black911  +   1144d ago
Why because your leaving it?
redDevil87  +   1144d ago
Oh man. . .
Imagine how full of s*** listening to a conversation between him and Patcher would be :|
Kran  +   1144d ago
Quite interesting actually because then we could decide for ourselves who says the most crap :P
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solidjun5  +   1144d ago
Well played. lol
from the beach  +   1144d ago
I agree in terms of the various new control schemes we've seen over the past few years and the possibilities they bring, but as for the 'indie' studios.. I'm yet to play anything that's got me too excited about them..
Hicken  +   1144d ago
thatgamecompany says hi.

As for control schemes, I'm least excited about them... maybe that's second to the casual craze that's spawned a push for the horrible idea of digital-only gaming.

I guess you could say it's exciting, in a "God, I hope they don't do that because it'll ruin the industry" kind of way.
from the beach  +   1144d ago
Don't you think crapgamecompany are part of the "casual craze that's spawned a push for the horrible idea of digital-only gaming"?
Godmars290  +   1144d ago
Yes, and the way things are looking its going to take years for devs to actually figure out how to work those new control schemes.
from the beach  +   1144d ago
The devs have figured out how to use them and so have the gamers - it seems to be the critics that are struggling.
Godmars290  +   1144d ago
No, they figure out how to make certain simple games work for motion controls, carnival and dance titles.

You want to think critics ride something like Steel Battalion off of bias, then that's your opinion as much as theirs.
from the beach  +   1144d ago
Nintendo figured it out years ago!

Generally the shooting genres and anything with weapon-based combat can benefit from using motion controls, lots more than just carnival and dance games.

Whether a control scheme works or not isn't really an opinion - I mean, it does or it doesn't. Not naming any names here!
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Hicken  +   1144d ago
"Don't you think crapgamecompany are part of the "casual craze that's spawned a push for the horrible idea of digital-only gaming"?"

Short answer: no.

Long answer: while their games are easy for the casual crowd to approach- indeed, easy for ANYONE to approach- and while their games thus far have all been digital, NOT ONE of their games was aimed at the casual market. They were more aimed at people of a certain mindset. Specifically, an open mind, which you have repeatedly demonstrated you lack(evidenced by the childish "crapgamecompany" moniker you decided to go with.

Casual gamers may be inclined to give Journey, Flower, or flOw a chance, but I don't think those odds are any different than any open-minded (read: not you) core gamer.

So no, I don't think they're part of the casual craze that's spawned a push for the horrible idea of digital-only gaming.
from the beach  +   1144d ago
You can call that crowd "people of a certain mindset" or "casual" or whatever, the fact is they like simple games that aren't challenging, have nice bright colours and happy themes, are usually dumbed-down versions of older games, can be played in bite-sized chunks - and they're usually people who just got into games yesterday.

I would say all of crapgamecompany's titles are made for that market.

As for being open-minded, why would that be necessary? Journey is essentially a 3D platform game akin to Crash Bandicoot or.. I dunno, Banjo Kazooie. There's nothing fresh in its concept.

And I do consider myself to be open-minded, I've played titles by crapgamecompany and many other duff 'indie studios' - hence my earlier opinion that there's nothing to be excited about.
OldParr  +   1144d ago
This guy(molyneux)! He keeps saying this and that and doesn't provide anything to the table!!!
G20WLY  +   1144d ago
I remember this guy in the good old days, before he dissapeared up his own ass. How the mighty fall :(
BABY-JEDI  +   1144d ago
It's GOOD to be excited. Mind you, he always seemed really excited with every game that he launched..
Fyflin  +   1144d ago
True. I just want to see him deliver something substantial now, rather than hearing about what he WANTS to achieve.
Seventh_Blood_Reborn  +   1144d ago
Every time he speaks I have never agree with him ... XD
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The Meerkat  +   1144d ago
He decided to leave the cosy setup he had at Microsoft because MS told him to STFU & GTFO.
cervantes99  +   1144d ago
For consumers at the moment gaming has gone into the dark ages - filled with COD influences and clones and casual crap.

I hope next gen reignites my fire for gaming and introduces some new and inventive IPs.

It is the end of a generation so this is to be expected I guess - doesn't mean I like where the industry has gone.

Just my thoughts.
ChunkyLover53  +   1144d ago
I'll always be thankful for a couple of the games he created, Black & White and Fable are two of my all time favorites. That being said, you cant go on rants about hating regular controllers and make all these crazy promises all the time and expect to keep your job or stay in favor with gamer's.

I wish him well with his handheld games or whatever he is doing, but I'm thankful that someone else is now running Lionhead and Rare.
konnerbllb  +   1144d ago
I wish he would stop talking.
DigitalRaptor  +   1144d ago
And Molyneux... your selling of extortionate DLC is not contributing to the excitement.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   1144d ago
Why do you people keep approving articles about every little thing this guy says? Do someone I give more of a crap about like Cliffy B or Miyamoto.

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