Famed game designer, and former Microsoft executive, Peter Molyneux has offered his own opinions on the recently revealed Microsoft HoloLens holographic headset, stating that the company should be careful not to over-promise the capabilities of the device. Ironically, Molyneux has had a long history of doing that very same thing with many of his games.
Microsoft HoloLens was the biggest surprise that came out of the company's Windows 10 press event earlier this week. However, it's been in development for several years. Even though Molyneux left Microsoft in 2012 to start his current game studio 22Cans, he told GamesIndustry.biz that he saw an early version of HoloLens before he departed. He stated:
Molyneux himself has been accused of over-hyping many of the games he helped to create, particularly Black and White and Fable, both of which didn't ship with many of the features that he promised in pre-release previews and interviews.
Molyneux admits that personally he will be "first in the queue" to get his hands on the hardware. However, he believes that for the technology to succeed, Microsoft must invest as much time and money in the software as they are apparently doing for the hardware. He stated:
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