Molyneux believes Xbox One backlash was “Unfair”
Peter Molyneux, former boss of Microsoft studios, defended the company from the backlash that it suffered after the initial Xbox One reveal.
Said Mr. Molyneux, “Whether as consumers we like it or not, just like every form of technology interaction, there’s an inevitability of online. We know that online is so much a part of our existence now that we’re going to be in a world very soon where we have to be online all the time.”
He went on to criticize the wave of backlash, stating, “It’s quite an unfair thought that Microsoft are trying to control our gaming, they’re trying to force us to be online all the time. [People] didn’t really think that through.”
He wrapped up his defense by stating, “I know Microsoft, I know they were only doing things because they thought they were long-reaching and long-thinking. But the world we live in now is that we have to realise, especially if you’re a big corporation, if you make one step wrong, the world will leap on you, and unfairly, very unfairly, they will judge you. Like everything else in our world, when something turns slightly bad it goes very bad and you have to make big correctional steps to get yourself back on track.”
What do you think? Is he correct, or were issues other than the forced online the central cause of the gamer backlash?