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Molyneux 'worried' about Sony's hardware future

"I just don't know where they're going in hardware terms," says Fable creator

Fable creator and former Xbox developer Peter Molyneux has questioned Sony's future as a hardware maker, saying he's "worried about them".


Speaking in an interview with GamesIndustry, Molyneux started off with praise for Sony software development. "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."

He added, "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."

But Sony's issues, according to Molyneux, lies with their hardware development. "I just don't know where they're going in hardware terms," he went on. "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."

Sony wouldn't even utter the words 'PlayStation 4' at E3 this year, but the firm's head of digital games did criticise Microsoft and Nintendo for neglecting core gamers at the show.

[ SOURCE: GamesIndustry ]