2008 was a huge year for gaming with quite a bit of emphasis being put on sequels. It was so massive a lot of us still haven’t been able to catch up with them all. January gives us a bit of time to rest as there aren’t as many top tier games to look for and we aren’t the only ones to think that. Peter Molyneux, the head of Lionhead Studios, spoke to the BBC about the future of the gaming market and how he thinks 2009 will compare to 2008.
“Next year , well, it’s all looking a bit dry. All the triple A titles came out this Christmas and while there is stuff in 2010 we can look forward to, off the top of my head I cannot think of anything next year that really excites me,” said Molyneux.
Molyneux did praise GTA IV for its brilliant cut scenes and Rockstar’s ability to characterize the game in a good way. LittleBigPlanet was one of his personal favorites because of its artistic direction, despite its somewhat disappointing sales figures. He also thinks that there will be some pressure to lower the price of games.
As for Lionhead itself, Molyneux said they are working on a super secret project that may get announced sometime in 2009.