Microsoft: Kinectimals uses Milo & Kate tech

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 15:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Phil Spencer, VP of Microsoft Game Studios, has said that the tech for Milo & Kate was utilized in Kinectimals.

Speaking with OXM, Spencer said Lionhead’s tech will show up in other places as well.

“Milo and Kate, the technology is stuff that we’re still incubating back in the studios,” said Spencer.

“I think Lionhead has always been a great place, and the nice thing about Peter [Molyneux] as creative director in Europe is you start to see some of those ideas around Milo also showing up in other places, so Kinectimals is actually done at Frontier.

“But Peter being so close has actually been able to take many of the learnings that Lionhead has done and help other teams, and when you see the interaction between the girl and the animal on stage you can see similarities to stuff we were working on with Milo, so we start with experiments and they may turn into games themselves.

“We may not have had anything to announce today with Milo but understand that those investments in creative research show up in many places.”

Kinectimals was demoed during Microsoft’s E3 press conference.

Milo & Kate was reported earlier as just a tech demo and not planned for release, before Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg added more clarity to his comments.

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