Lionhead Studio's veteran and current boss of indie 22Cans has slammed both Microsoft and Sony for acting like “two frat houses” in the presentation of their next-gen consoles.
Speaking to Gamesindustry.biz, Molynueux said he believed both companies were merely knee-jerking to each other instead of focusing on a core message about good games.
While critical of both console-makers, the Fable-creator poured significantly more scorn on Microsoft and how the Xbox One was presented by executives Phil Harrison and Phil Spencer.
"I just think it was very unprofessionally done. There was one message from one Phil and then another message from another Phil," he explained.
“And they seemed to be kind of shooting from the hip. Always online is simple for me. As a consumer, just show me why I should be always online and I'll be happy with it. At the moment, it just means game sale authentication. I don't want that. But if there's some way you can give a huge benefit for the consumer, and make the message super clear, [it would be accepted]."
Microsoft's new online requirement for the Xbox One and additional restrictions and charges for purchasing pre-owned caught the ire of consumers.
Sony promptly responded with a parody video mocking Microsoft's complex plans by highlighting its own game-trading system: