Peter Molyneux wants the Xbox 720 to be a pure games console

There's nothing wrong with a games only console.

Posted By | On 03rd, May. 2013

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Peter Molyneux has started saying some nice things and in favour of consumers as he has mentioned that the wants a console that plays games rather than providing a different way of looking at Facebook.

He also said that he knows of Microsoft’s plans for the console but plans change and aspirations change.

“I’m sure they’ll have put a lot of time and thought and rehearsal into that press briefing, but I’m going to be fascinated to see what the hardware is, and how it will fit into this new world that we’re in now – this new world of hyper-connectivity, of super-portability,” he told Edge.

“Or whether they’ll double-down and say ‘you know what? We are the games console, and that’s what we define ourselves as’ and say [they] don’t really care about hyper-connectivity or hyper-portability. It’ll be fascinating which way they jump.”

“This is my personal feeling as a gamer,” he added. “What I would do is double-down on what this console is for: it’s for playing games. It’s for playing console games for this massive, incredibly loyal audience of gamers out there. When they start to mix all this other stuff in there I’m kind of slightly like: ‘look, I don’t want another way of looking at Facebook’.

“You know, I’ve got all the ways of looking at Facebook. I don’t want another way of looking at Netflix. Just give me what I’ve paid my £299 for, and that is to play amazing, incredible computer games.”

The Xbox 720 will be revealed on May 21st. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


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