Microsoft: Kinectimals uses Milo & Kate tech

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


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.



  1. Goliath

    That was pretty obvious. I think I mentioned that in a post a week ago.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gheritt White

    I wonder if you can slap them about, like in Black & White.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Panou


    2009 -> Milo
    2010 -> Kinectimals

    … something, somewhere, went terribly wrong… =/

    #3 5 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    that is just plain sad

    #4 5 years ago
  5. polygem

    Kinectimals is from a paedagogic point of view very bad for kids. I wouldnt let my kids play games like this. It teaches them that animals are cute little creatures that do whatever command they give them. This leads to asshole kids who think they own the world…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Syrok

    Or dead, stupid kids. :)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Aimless

    Maybe there’s a Hardcore mode where you have to hide behind the sofa from Skittles for reasons other than peekaboo. It would be a great way to keep kids out of the way, actually: “If you move or make a noise, that tiger will bite your face off. Now I’m off down the pub, see you guys in a couple of hours!”

    #7 5 years ago
  8. polygem


    #8 5 years ago
  9. Tallon 4

    I hate this crap.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. chronoss2

    haha seriously, who’s gonna play this game ? EyePet is much better than this crap. At least you can dress the Pet.

    ohhh… and the fake technology is the exact one used with EyePet.

    #10 5 years ago

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