Molyneux “a little bit bored” with “sameness” of modern games

By Andrew Groen, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 20:07 GMT

Speaking with Xbox World 360 magazine, Peter Molyneux expressed some of his frustrations with modern video gaming, and offered a glimpse at where he’d like to see video games go.

Most of his response is vintage Molyneux, as he endorses the importance of emotion in video gaming, as well as innovation and new ideas.

“I’m trying to think of a more diplomatic way of saying this, but I’m just a little bit bored of doing things the same way in games,” said Molyneux.

“While I love all the drama of modern games there is this sameness about it. They’re essentially the same – one’s got a green palette, one’s got a grey palette; you’re shooting and ducking and diving and it just seems almost on the point of being a little bit like Hollywood where they have got into this rut with their action films,” the chief of Lionhead Studios continued.

“I’m not saying we’ve quite got that yet but we’re certainly getting towards that. I think mixing things up with emotional gameplay and mixing things up with the way you play and the feeling of connections and Kinect… it feels a bit more refreshing for me. But I’m obviously going to answer like that because I work in computer games.”

Molyneux is currently developing Fable: The Journey which was revealed at E3 this year.

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