Whether he's promising that a digital dog will revolutionize the industry, or insisting that all of his previous games are complete rubbish, Lionhead designer and Microsoft Europe creative director Peter Molyneux always has something interesting – and extremely quote worthy – to say.
Today, he's given a lengthy interview to Develop in which he has surprising points to make on everything from iPhone apps and social gaming to the reinvention of the Fable franchise and the comedy of Call of Duty's infamous airport mission.
Most significant, however, are his thoughts on motion controls:
"The controller is a skateboard. It requires an element of skill and practice for use. And yes, it is lovely and refreshing to use motion controllers, but they are a different kind of experience.
You can argue all you want that bicycles are better for cycling than skateboards, but ultimately they’re too different experiences for compare.
Games controllers have been designed for two decades, and they’re not going anywhere, they will continue to evolve. I don’t think motion control, in itself, will cause the death of standard controllers."
Coming from a man that is basing his next project, Milo & Kate, completely around Kinect technology, this quote is rather reassuring. What do you think? Read the full interview here, then let us know your current take on motion controls in the comments.
Aug 3, 2010