Lionhead boss, Peter Molyneux, has predicted that what we’ve seen so far from the Xbox 360 is nothing compared to what’s coming in the near future.
At the BAFTA Fellowship this week, Molyneux said that although he is not “party to any decision on the hardware side – just to be clear – I think there’s still amazing things to be gained out of the current Xbox 360 generation that’s just going to completely blow us all away. It’s going to get even better.”
About a console that’s usually considered to be inferior in comparison to the PS3, those are some mighty words. But then again. it’s veteran Molyneux speaking. He clearly ( and obviously ) knows what he’s talking about: “That’s true of every generation and I really think it’s true with 360. As you get through the lifecycle of these machines, stuff just keeps getting better and better. And now we’ve got stuff like Kinect, it’s going to be even more different. I can’t predict how long these lifecycles will be, but I know that all of us in the industry we actually don’t like it very much when the hardware changes. It’s a very unsettling time. You’re just gnashing your teeth.
“There’s always the same thing, when the hardware people may or may not make the machine that may or may not make your life insanely hard or insanely easy. It’s a big messy time. It will be very interesting which one out of Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony will break ranks first.”