News Roundup: Minecraft on Molyneux’s Brain, Nintendo Says No, NGP Gets MetaphysicalBy Rothtana Ouch
In this news roundup, we take a look at Peter Molyneux gushing over Minecraft. We also get Reggie Fils-Aime’s washing his hands clean of indie developers, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) Chief Andrew House discussion on the future of NGP with musings on NGP game distribution.
It’s all informative and very fun.
“I think Minecraft’s the best thing I’ve played in the last ten years,” said Peter Molyneux in an interview with IGN. “And what’s so brilliant about it – and I’ve met Markus and he’s a real inspirational person. He did everything on his own, and I think how brilliant and inspirational that is, to not need the full force of publishers and marketing people.”
Incredible, the best thing Peter Molyneux has played in the last ten years is a title he didn’t even develop. We’re thinking Fable might have been a little over hyped now. In all seriousness, Minecraft is a favorite of ours too, we even hope to name our children Minecraft one day.
Nintendo vs Indies
In an interview with Gamasutra, Reggie Fils-Aime says Nintendo is maintaining a clear distinction between independent developers and “hobbyist.”
“Where we’ve drawn the line is we are not looking to do business today with the garage developer. In our view, that’s not a business we want to pursue,” said Fils-Aime.
Maybe, Fils-Aime needs to sit down with some Minecraft and a Peter Molyneux consistently yelling at him how Minecraft is the single sweetest video game developed by one man. Now and again everyone needs a hug. Molyneux give Fils-Aime a hug. After all, without garages there would be no Microsoft or maybe that is Nintendo’s point.
NGP Same Day Release
Sony’s NGP, the worse kept industry secret is shaping out to be an interesting successor to the PlayStation Portable. The two owners of the original PSP will recall that certain titles released in retail never appeared on PSN, we’re looking at you Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. Sony is making that problem go away by offering all NGP retail releases available on PSN same day.
“One thing we learnt from PSP, is that we want to have simultaneous delivery in digital and physical for NGP,” said SCEE Chief Andrew House in an interview with MCV. “Just to clarify that, all games that appear physically will be made available digitally.”
Awesome news, just to clarify for our readers, SCEE Chief Andrew House just said, “All games that appear physically will be made available digitally.”
We’re simply repeating it for clarity and for future evidence. During the interview House also acknowledge that PlayStation Suite could extend pass Android.
Readers, share with us your best Minecraft is awesome story, your PSP heartaches and your thoughts on Nintendo’s fear of disease from indies.