Molyneux’s E3 predictions: Bungie announce, Valve appearance

Thursday, 17th May 2012 04:18 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Former Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux will be part of Spike TV’s E3 commentary team this year, and has warned that platform holders will have to push to impress this year.

In an email published by Kotaku, the Fable creator didn’t seem very impressed by what hardware manufacturers will show this time around.

“Sony and Microsoft are holding their breath on next gen,” he noted. “[It will be] interesting to see how they pad out another year. Price cuts, form factors?

“Nintendo’s slightly lack lustre Wii U is going to have to blow us away with better specs and great first party line up,” he added.

Speaking of individual games, the creative said he’s excited to see Grand Theft Auto V, but “only in a mildly curious way”, but is, as ever, keen to see what Valve brings to the table – although the developer has denied a major announce this year.

“I would expect some announcement from Bungie,” Molyneux said, and on the topic of shooters, noted wryly that however Activision choose to show Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, it will be difficult to top Modern Warfare 3′s New York demo from E3 2011.

“The real challenge is how the players are going to adapt to the mounting pressure of Facebook, Apple, Social, Cloud, Multi-Gaming,” he added.

“Is the biggest news that E3 itself runs the risk of being outdated, or perhaps it already is?”

E3 2012 runs June 5 through 7.

Thanks, GamesIndustry.



  1. fearmonkey

    Peter knows what MS is planning, so I think that is agood indicator this E3 is going to be a bore fest, kind of like E3 2004.

    I have to say though, with the announcements from Nvidia regarding the new Geforce Grid (3,072 cores for 4.7 teraflops), It makes me wonder how MS, Sony, Nintendo, Valve, and Onlive think about the future. I can’t imagine these companies being all too happy that Nvidia and Gaikai are teaming together.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. The_Red

    This is rather sad. He probably knows / has seen more than we do and it means MS and Sony are pretty much wasting time until E3 2013 or something while Nintendo will continue its lame showing of Wii U.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Up in till now Molyneux was the BS meister of game development whilst Pachter’s degree in BS was in industry predictions, but it looks like Molyneux is after Pachters spot now.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. polygem

    Makes sense what peter says. From ms i expect halo 4 to be their biggest gun-and cod. Ok for me since i only own a 360 these days for halo. Sony will have much more games to show including vita stuff and remote play, i think it wont be too disappointing. Well nintendo will have lots Of stuff to show obviously, cant wait for that.
    I agree with him about valve and bungie. Super excited about that. The new bungie game…I wanna hear lots of stuff about it. I think bungie will show that off big time. I hope.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. drewbles82

    If MS wanted things to be a big surprise, then obviously they would use people to throw us off, common sense.
    I still think Next gen will be talked about, at the most a very small tech demo. This will build up huge publicity for the next year, then E3 2013 will show everything, full launch titles and upcoming games and what it can do, then released that holiday.
    Nextgen is obviously going to be more expensive so customers need time to start saving.
    As for whats in it, no point putting the very latest processors, graphics cards in as some of these alone cost well over £1000, making the rich only able to afford consoles.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. sg1974

    So that’s no Bungie announce and no Valve appearance guaranteed.

    #6 3 years ago
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    #7 3 years ago

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