Veteran game maker speaks his mind on next generation of consoles.
Following Sony's partial-revelation of the PlayStation 4, console connectivity has been the forefront of the next-generation's technology showcase, such as integration with Facebook and video-streaming services.
Microsoft is expected to follow suit this month at its own event, with rumours suggesting the console will require a permanent connection to work, but Molyneux hopes this isn't the focus of the next Xbox 720.
“What I would do is double-down on what this console is for: it’s for playing games,” he told Edge.
“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.”
The Fable and Populus creator left Microsoft-owned developer Lionhead to start his own venture, 22cans last year.