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Molyneux not sold on Microsoft's vision for SmartGlass

22Cans Studios director Peter Molyneux is excited to see how developers utilize Microsoft's SmartGlass application,. although he has some reservations regarding the dual-screen interface, according to a recent interview with IGN.

"I now have a screen in front of me on my lap and a screen up on the wall that I'm looking at," Molyneux said. "Which one should I be looking at? Should I be looking up at the big screen and down, or at my lap and up? Should I be checking down on my lap every few seconds? What's going to incentivize me to move my eyes from the wall to my lap?"

Molyneux said despite his worries that the dual screens are just "a bit of tech which us tech boys get really excited about," he is keeping an open mind and interested in seeing how game developers utilize the app. He also expressed similar sentiments about the Wii U and its GamePad controller. Both Microsoft and Nintendo are aiming to create an engrossing experience using a tablet and television, which Molyneux differentiates from passively watching television while participating in something on a tablet or computer.

"The real use for me is how it's used as part of the entertainment experience, and then that divided attention that you're demanding of a player is going to be really challenging to balance well," he said.

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