It’s near universally accepted that pre-order bonuses stink. Want a keychain? How about a sticker collection? Or maybe some dumb in-game content? I didn’t think so. Thankfully, at least one game designer thinks similarly.
Peter Molyneux, Lionhead Studios’ creative designer, recently told USA Today that he’s bored with such uninspired pre-order bonuses.
“I’m kind of bored with pre-ordering stuff and getting a little bit more content that doesn’t make any difference at all to anything. So what?,” he told the paper. “The industry takes an enormous indication behind pre-orders, I thought there must be a design thing we can do around that.”
Oh, he must mean the recently launched Fable III Villager Maker. I must agree with the man though. Creating my own quest-giving NPC and seeing him in the game this October will be pretty neat.