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Peter Molyneux worried about Sony's hardware efforts

on 13 June 2012

Fable father and former Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has heaped praise over Sony’s efforts as a software manufacturer, though admitted he’s slightly concerned over the company’s endeavours on the hardware front.

Speaking with GI.biz, Molyneux, who quit the Microsoft-owned Lionhead Studios back in March, commented:

"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."

"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,” he added.

For Molyneux, however, it seems Sony is slipping up when it comes to hardware. PlayStation Move, he observed, appears to have fallen behind both Microsoft and Nintendo’s efforts in the motion-sensing gaming space.

"I just don't know where they're going in hardware terms," he said. "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."

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