Molyneux: Wii U "lack lustre", MS and Sony "holding their breath"

The freshly unleashed Peter Molyneux has done what we’d all knew he’d do – stir the hornets’ nest.

In an announcement that the famed developer will be offering analysis of next month’s E3 on Spike TV, the Lionhead founder and former Microsoft Game Studios Europe boss described Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U as slightly lack lustre”.

Furthermore, he describes both Microsoft and Sony as holding their breath” regarding next-gen, supporting MCV’s belief that both had once planned to present new hardware at E3 only to have changed their minds.

Sony and Microsoft are holding their breath on next gen – interesting to see how they pad out another year. Price cuts, form factors?” he said in an email exchange published on Kotaku.

Nintendo’s slightly lack lustre Wii U is going to have to blow us away with better specs and great 1st party line up.”

And as if that weren’t enough, he went on to question the very worth of E3 itself.

Is the biggest news that E3 itself runs the risk of being outdated, or perhaps it already is?” he added. The real challenge is how the players are going to adapt to the mounting pressure of Facebook, Apple, Social, Cloud, Multi-Gaming.”

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