Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux reckons that although sales are picking up for the PlayStation 3, the platform still lacks a game which will define it as a console, unlike other platforms.
Discussing how other platforms are defined, Molyneux pointed to Wii Sports
and Wii Fit
have defined the Wii and even put forwards his own Fable II
as a defining title for 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,
" Molyneux told GamesIndustry.biz.
"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 said.
There could be hope on the horizon though, according to Molyneux, who reckons that LittleBigPlanet
could be the defining game for the PlayStation 3. Maybe it's just a coincidence that LittleBigPlanet
is made by a number of ex-Lionhead developers.
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