Peter Molyneux: WoW, Sims And Casual Games Killing PC

Peter Molyneux: WoW, Sims And Casual Games Killing PC

In a recent interview,Lionhead boss and Black & White creator, Peter Molyneux, expressed his feeling that PC gaming is in a tragic state.

"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," he explained.

The creator of Fable doesn't believe that the current growth of casual gaming is the answer. "There's an enormous amount of gaming happening with PopCap, Big Fish and Reflective. 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".

"The second thing is, you've got The Sims and World of Warcraft sucking all the air out of the PC market. It's just incredible", Molyneux concluded.