Molyneux: "Surprise" Has To Be The Center Of Gaming
Peter Molyneux is one of those guys who always speaks his mind. Occasionally he speaks a little out of turn, like when he said Fable would be the "greatest game ever made" but hey, gotta self-promote.
During a Unite 2012 conference in Amsterdam, the veteran designer spoke about a variety of topics, including his first project - Cruiosity - since leaving Lionhead. And as cited by Videogamer, Molyneux believes that right now, interactive entertainment has the most to offer, and that a great many are starting to realize that.
"The amazing thing about where we are today is that the whole world is becoming gamers. I'm bored with movies, I'm bored with TV programs. We're in the industry, the last entertainment industry that really, truly can surprise people.
We are in the industry where surprise has to be at the centre of everything that we do."
Progress remains inevitable, especially with some of the other visionaries we've got working in the industry. Personally, I have to agree with Molyneux, as most other entertainment venues, including movies and music, are basically boring me to tears right now. The most interesting stuff and in many ways, the most talented and intelligent stuff, is coming from this industry right here. Makes you feel kinda proud, doesn't it?
8/23/2012 12:12:45 PM Ben Dutka