Them’s Fightin’ Words: Peter Molyneux Takes a Shot at Wii U
Peter Molyneux is good at a few things. One of them is talking out of places within the human anatomy that doesn’t make for polite conversation. After announcing that he’s ready to leave Lionhead and Microsoft after the completion of Fable: The Journey, Molyneux seems to be back at his usual antics.
During an announcement stating that he’ll be doing some analysis of E3 2012 on Spike TV, Molyneux decided to take a shot at Nintendo, saying that the upcoming Wii U console is “slightly lack lustre.”
He also took a cheap shot at both Microsoft and Sony, saying that both companies are “holding their breath” when it comes to announcing, working on, and reasling next-gen consoles. “Sony and Microsoft are holding their breath on next-gen — interesting to see how they pad out another year,” wrote Molyneux during an email exchange with Spike’s Geoff Keighley (via Kotaku). “Price cuts, form factors?
“Nintendo’s slightly lack lustre Wii U is going to have to blow us away with better specs and great 1st party line up.”
Many would definitely agree that Nintendo entirely botched the Wii U announcement at last year’s E3. As a result, the next-gen console’s capabilities are under constant fire. Waning enthusiasm thanks to the confusing press announcement certainly aren’t helping either. A more clear and concise presentation at this year’s E3 would help Nintendo get away from the negative side of things for a change.