Molyneux on New Xbox: "I don’t want another way of looking at Facebook"

The always outspoken Peter Molyneux has admitted that he hopes Microsoft doesn’t forget to focus on the gaming credentials of the new Xbox.

Although details remain highly secretive, rumours abound that the machine will be positioned as much as a living room entertainment hub as it will a games machine – a sound strategy for markets like the US, perhaps, but possibly risky in Europe.

Molyneux, however, very much hopes that won’t be the case.

What I would do is double-down on what this console is for: it’s for playing games,” he told Edge. 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.

There’s always this talk about making consoles ‘input one’ on the TV. It’s the fight over moving from it being your Sky box to your Xbox or PlayStation 4, and for me, as a gamer, I don’t want that. I want my ‘input two’ to be my games console, and I just think all that stuff tends to confuse it.”

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