Peter Molyneux believes that recent innovations in motion sensing and online tech, as well as a new focus on “emotional experiences,” will lead to a videogames ‘revolution.’
The Lionhead and Microsoft man told Gamasutra that “There’s a lot of forces all coming together at once. The hardware manufacturers have really realized, ‘Look, if we really want to revolutionize things, it’s not about faster processors and more memory. It is actually about things that are being held in the player’s hands.
“And then you’ve got the side where, at last, we’re starting to get what online really means.”
“Thirdly, you’ve got us as software engineers and designers and creators actually saying, ‘Hey, we can make emotional experiences. Games like Heavy Rain give you a true emotional roller coaster ride.”
“You put all of that stuff together, and you start to realize that in two to three years’ time – when we all get used to all of this new stuff, all these new colors and the paint palette of design – it really is going to make new genres happen.”
Moluneux is, of course, currently at work on Milo & Kate, a title which looks to be at the forefront of this revolution. Little is currently known about the “game,” other than its use of Project Natal tech. Expect to find out more at E3 next week.