despairs at tragic state of PC gaming on GamesIndustry.biz
Lionhead designer on his complaints that a lack of innovation is to blame for
declines in PC gaming:
"I think it's a huge tragedy. I mean, you might as
well say PC gaming is World of Warcraft and The Sims... The weird thing is
everyone's got a PC, they're just not buying software for it," commented
And while many developers are chasing the casual PC gaming market as the next
big thing, Molyneux believes it's already suffering from repetition and a lack
"There's an enormous amount of gaming happening with PopCap, Big Fish and
"The fascinating thing is when they first started, all these games came out like
Peggle and Mystery Files and Alice Greensleeves and Diner Dash, and it felt
quite exciting. There was a lot of innovation going on. Okay, there weren't
great graphics, but there was innovation.
"In my view, that has completely stopped. They're doing the same game over and
over again with a different wrapper. It's like a mini-universe in itself which
is emulating what's happening in our industry," he added.