Peter Molyneux Claims Xbox One Kinect is a "Joke" and "Unnecessary"

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Peter Molyneux Claims Xbox One Kinect is a "Joke" and "Unnecessary"

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Fable creator Peter Molyneux wishes Kinect wasn't a "requirement" for the Xbox One, and states he's "sure" Microsoft will release a Kinect-less version since not doing so, "would be unthinkable."

Are you a fan of the Xbox One's Kinect? No? Well, you're not alone. Apparently, famed game creator Peter Molyneux (Fable, Black and White) isn't, either. Talking to EDGE magazine in its latest issue, the 22Cans founder states that Kinect feels like an unnecessary add-on, doesn't work, and feels more and more like a "joke."

"It feels like an unnecessary add-on to me. Maybe it's because we're in England, and it doesn't really use the TV stuff, but it feels more and more like a joke. My son and I sit there saying random things at it, and it doesn't work. They could cost-reduce it [by removing Kinect]. I'm sure they're going to release an Xbox One without Kinect. It would be unthinkable that they wouldn't.

Gaming enthusiasts have been clamoring for a cheaper, Kinect-free Xbox One for quite some time now (me being one of them), and it's comforting to see that even developers want the same thing. For Xbox One users, do you agree that Kinect is a joke on the console or is Molyneux just not using it correctly?

In other Peter Molyneux news, the designer has admitted he hates free-to-play games, and that he'll never be able to make his "perfect game."

Source: EDGE via GameSpot

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So the kinect is about to turn in to the greates thing ever?

Peter Molyneux speaking common sense and within attainable goals... Who is this imposter!?!?!? But more importantly, how do we keep this imposter?

"Fable creator Peter Molyneux thinks "it would be unthinkable" of Microsoft to one day release an Xbox One without Kinect"

This is the opposite of what he said. He said that it would be unthinkable for them to not release it without the kinect.

softclocks:
"Fable creator Peter Molyneux thinks "it would be unthinkable" of Microsoft to one day release an Xbox One without Kinect"

This is the opposite of what he said. He said that it would be unthinkable for them to not release it without the kinect.

Whoops! Sorry bout that. You're right, correcting now. :)

Nobody cares what you have to say peter, after all the crap that has come out of your mouth. They are not going to make a version that doesn't have kinect because having it packed in the box is a promise to everyone that makes kinect games or games that use kinect for features that everyone will be able to use them, and it will be able to reach the entire xbone audience.

"Fable creator Peter Molyneux thinks "it would be unthinkable" of Microsoft to one day release an Xbox One without Kinect..."

isnt that the exact opposite of what he said?

I'm sure they're going to release an Xbox One without Kinect. It would be unthinkable that they wouldn't.

i dont see a "no" in that first sentence

anyways, good ol' pete is right on this one, microsoft seems to still want to jump into the wii train, well after that train has left and the station itself has been demolished and turned into a parking lot

softclocks:
"Fable creator Peter Molyneux thinks "it would be unthinkable" of Microsoft to one day release an Xbox One without Kinect"

This is the opposite of what he said. He said that it would be unthinkable for them to not release it without the kinect.

Every woman/man is entitled to change her/his opinion based on new information without needing to be reminded of their previous one. If people understood that, politicians would feel safer doing so without someone calling them a "flip-flopper" or flaky.

Alex Co:
Peter Molyneux Claims Xbox One Kinect is "Unnecessary" and a "Joke"

Amazing...

I use the same words when I speak of Peter Molyneux! (Bring it Peter!)

though on this point he and I agree... just don't let him know!

Gyron:

softclocks:
"Fable creator Peter Molyneux thinks "it would be unthinkable" of Microsoft to one day release an Xbox One without Kinect"

This is the opposite of what he said. He said that it would be unthinkable for them to not release it without the kinect.

Every woman/man is entitled to change her/his opinion based on new information without needing to be reminded of their previous one. If people understood that, politicians would feel safer doing so without someone calling them a "flip-flopper" or flaky.

What in the world are you talking about?

I was pointing out a mistake the author did.

Every time I see one of these new "Peter Molyneux says something sensible" it sounds more and more like he entered some kind of depressive state of mind or something, it's just so weird to see the guy that said that creepy kid that talked to you was the future, saying that the Kinect is pretty much useless.

WashAran:
So the kinect is about to turn in to the greates thing ever?

Nononononono, that's when Michael Pachter predicts something. You're messing up your infamous video game figures.

This article doesn't actually fit the traditional Peter Molyneux pattern, so do with that what you will.

OT: I dunno, I think that Microsoft is hard-headed enough to stick with their guns.

Well, he's right, but at this point it's a matter of pride and it's all they have to differentiate themselves from the cheaper and more powerful PS4, so don't expect to see a Kinect-less XB1 unless they get really freaking desperate.

peter molyneux says something sensible and reasonable? I should watch out not to get hit by that flying pig now or what? this is so far outside his regular pattern it makes me think someone just made this up.

Finally someone "of worth" in the gaming industry has come out and said it. It only took you 6 months, but it's a start.

Kinect is the reason that Microsoft are losing the "war" in sales, because of the extra 100$ used in gimmicky technology that no one cares about and gimping their own hardware.

No wonder they can't even compete with PS4 when it comes to the hardware, Sony actually made their console to be used for..wait for it...GAMES! *le gasp*

Bit of case of the pot calling the kettle black there Peter.

I actually like the kinect, but still I understand why others don't, but Peter molyneux has absolutely no right to weigh in on this one.

from my understanding most xbox owners either dont have it plugged in or dont know what its doing

i think the voice commands are cool but you dont need a motion tracking camera for that

"My son and I sit there saying random things at it, and it doesn't work."

no wonder it doesnt work if you are shouting "random" things at it. "arse biscuits!!!!!"

Let's not start too much of a witch hunt for running jokes in the gaming community there, Peter.

putowtin:

Alex Co:
Peter Molyneux Claims Xbox One Kinect is "Unnecessary" and a "Joke"

Amazing...

I use the same words when I speak of Peter Molyneux! (Bring it Peter!)

though on this point he and I agree... just don't let him know!

OK, I admit, this made me laugh. :)

So when he releases a game 100% kinect based, its totally necessary and important.

When his games bombs entirely, he turns around and dismisses the kinect as useless.

Regardless of which of the two comments is valid, its petty as hell.

Revolutionary:
Bit of case of the pot calling the kettle black there Peter.

I actually like the kinect, but still I understand why others don't, but Peter molyneux has absolutely no right to weigh in on this one.

Also this is exactly why the kinect was/is so poorly received.

First gamers didn't buy it because there was a lack of (good)games, and game companies didn't really want to make games because not enough people ownd one. (loop back to start of the sentince)

Microsoft did do the senseble thing and include it as a core part.

But by then gamers thought of it as a kid's toy, and game companies just can't be botherd.
Partly because game companies dont really wat to take the time to do al that work for just one system. (same goes for Wii U)

Right now people like Peter Molyneux declairing the Kinect "a joke" is whats harming it the most.
Put al that effort in making a good game for it, instead of trying to kick it down.

But i do think that by releasing the first kinect for the Xbox360, Microsoft played it's card a bit early.
And if Kinect came out of the blue For Xbox One, it would have been far better received.

If it's unnecessary why did he develop two Kinect exclusives (Boy Grooming Simulator and Fable: On-Rails) or is it just the Kinect on the Xbone that is a joke? I guess now that he doesn't work for Microsoft he can shit on them more freely and hope to win over some gamers. If this is like his dislike of the free-to-play model then he's about to announce that 22cans are developing their own motion controller for Godus, but it's not a motion controller it's an 'emotional life-changing interface mcguffin' which is totally different to Kinect except the same thing.

He's right about the Kinect being a joke though.

Joining the band wagon all through this time then. So peter, when are going to finally admit that all your old opinions what the result of a pay check from MS?

Molyneux must be pretty annoyed that the "do ANYTHING" photo is still the main one attached to any story involving him. Will the Escapist one day announce his death with that face on the article?

OT, the kinect has allowed him to use an extreme term (useless joke) without being hyperbolic!

Odd that you never mentioned that while selling that god awful kinect only Fable Journey, even had journalists sign some board as proof of it not being on rails... even though it was exactly that start to finish.

I'm not sure who you are mister but you don't sound like Molyneux to me.

Coming from the man that spent over a year developing Milo, a game for the kinect.

Candidus:
Molyneux must be pretty annoyed that the "do ANYTHING" photo is still the main one attached to any story involving him. Will the Escapist one day announce his death with that face on the article?

OT, the kinect has allowed him to use an extreme term (useless joke) without being hyperbolic!

Pic is awesome and can be used for almost any post regarding Peter, though.

"See my latest game where you can feel the emotions, play it for 1,000 hours and get a gazillion endings!"

"I'm the new head of Microsoft Game Studios"

"See me make a dinosaur out of thin air!"

"These are not the droids you're looking for..."

xD

Stop trying to get on our good side Moly, just make a decent game once again, its been far too long.

I want over promising under delivering Peter back! At least he set neat goals and even if he didn't meet half of them the products were still something unique. Today games just promise cinematic action while still calling itself a game and then fall on their face over DRM, DLC, just plain stupidly obvious bugs, and then shamelessly terrible stories with undertones of racism and xenophobia. They strive for nothing more then safe where at least fable was trying to be something really unique. I want to frolic and play with my best buddy for life, the dog, in a british childs fantasy world. I don't want more dreary pallets and violance and sex mistaken for maturity. I hate the words 'whiskey' 'bravo' 'tango'. I can sketch a M4 carbine from memory but can't fucking read a basic map. I want to feel unabashed happyness that isn't pure childishness. I WANT MAGIC AND GOD DAMN WHIMSY! Is that so wrong!?

So he and his son say random stuff to it and surprised it doesn't work?

Don't you mean "...other Peter Molynews..."?

I'm sorry, I had to come here just for the horrible pun.

They should've just invented dogs, like Molyneux did.

Sarge034:
Peter Molyneux speaking common sense and within attainable goals... Who is this imposter!?!?!? But more importantly, how do we keep this imposter?

This^. This man is the one that has made the infinitely simple suddenly complex(Fable 3 menu vs. Fable)

funny he didn't speak up until the new head of Xbox assured everyone the coast was clear. (Wasn't there a Kinect-exclusive Fable game?) I'll bet we'll be hearing more developers speak up now that its vogue to dislike the Xbox One.

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