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PS3 still waiting for its defining games - Molyneux

By Matt Martin

Thu 18 Sep 2008 7:00am GMT / 3:00am EDT / 12:00am PDT

But Lionhead boss thinks former employees at Media Molecule may be onto something with LittleBigPlanet

Lionhead Studios

In 1987 Peter Molyneux founded Bullfrog Productions, along with his then partner Les Edgar in Guildford,...

Xbox 360 developer Peter Molyneux has said that the PlayStation 3 is still waiting for the handful of games that will define the console in the eyes of the consumer.

Speaking in an exclusive interview published today, the Lionhead boss noted that the Wii already has its two defining games, and he hopes his latest title – Fable 2 – could be a game synonymous with the Xbox 360.

"It is always one or two games which define a platform - it's the same for the Wii, and the PlayStation 2," offered Molyneux.

"I think the PlayStation 3 is still waiting for that definition title that represents the platform - and I think that's what hardware manufacturers need to do, find that defining title.

"Nintendo did a brilliant job of doing that at launch with games like Wii Sports and Wii Play - maybe Fable 2 is a defining title. But you are talking to the proud father of this game, so you can't ask me to be tremendously objective," he added.

Fable 2 for the Xbox 360 is set to release the week before LittleBigPlanet for the PlayStation 3, and Molyneux believes the game – developed by former Lionhead staff – could be one of the titles that will define Sony's console by enticing new audiences to videogames.

"I'm incredibly proud of what they've done, and it's just an amazing experience to see how their game has progressed," he said.

"If we want to bring people in who haven't played games before, wherever they are in the world and whatever their cultural background, whatever their sex or age, then we've got to think out of the box and start creating stuff which fascinates those people. I think LBP could be one of those."

The full interview with Peter Molyneux can be read here.

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