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Microsoft’s Greenberg: Milo “absolutely” still in development

Tuesday, 29th June 2010 20:14 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has confirmed that Milo & Kate is still in development and is merely a product not slated for release this Holiday, despite earlier reports claiming the Kinect title would never ship.

According to Greenberg, the game is definitely still coming.

“Project Milo absolutely continues in development at Lionhead Studios,” he told Kotaku. “It is just not a product we plan to bring to market this holiday. The team at Lionhead has always been a center of innovation and will continue to deliver against that charter.”

Earlier, a report from ABC TV’s Good Game quoted Greenberg as saying Molyneux’s mildly creepy virtual son would never be released.

“Milo; he’s safe and sound back in England. No… the Milo Project is something that Lionhead Studios in their labs had developed. Last year we unveiled the Project Natal technology, we showed a bunch of technology demos as part of that,” he apparently explained.

“And obviously [Milo] is a technology demo that continues to exist, but right now it’s not a game that we’re planning to bring to market.”

Molyneux told VG247 that we’ll be seeing more of Milo and his gal pal Kate next month.

Until then, there’s always Kinectimals.

Thanks, Kotaku AU.

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30 Comments

  1. KAP

    LOOOOL
    What a complete backtrack.. what a joke he is,

    “And obviously [Milo] is a technology demo that continues to exist, but right now it’s not a game that we’re planning to bring to market.”

    That qoute sums up Mr Molyneux to a T.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. CaptPierce

    @ Agreed. Classic Molyneux.

    Promise and hype something revolutionary, and then you find out it’s half of what he said it would be.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. unacomn

    So, the only thing that looked remotely revolutionary about Natal isn’t actually a product?
    That’s reassuring.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. chronoss2

    I knew it since last year.. Everything was fake! Shame on you M$ for lying to people like this.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. chronoss2

    @3 : play EyePet ;) you do same stuff.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. dtyk

    who didn’t see that coming?
    molyneux rears his ugly ass head

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Boris Fett

    Back-tracking, eh?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    The fact that it was a tech demo and probably won’t be released doesn’t necessarily mean it was ‘fake’.

    Seems weird that Greenberg and Molyneux’s comments seem to contradict each other. Unless they’re using some parts of the Milo tech to make a completely different game? Which to be honest would be preferable – I was struggling to imagine how they would have ever turned Milo and Kate into something viable.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    I doubt it was “fake” but it was definitely overhyped by MS. Fact is voice recognition and AI dosnt need Kinect, and the stuff the camera was actually used for (going of what was shown of it) was pretty basic to.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. StolenGlory

    This news should surprise precisely nobody.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. sennasnit

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the whole idea of a tech demo to show the tech in action, we all know that the demo was in fact staged, so what was the point. Wasn’t it then indeed one of the biggest wastes of every ones time at E3 09.
    Think back to E3, the Move demo’s were all real time archery and such, even the main Natal ball bouncing and avatars shoe thing were working “tech” demo’s. This to me just stinks of them realising that it didn’t work, yes they may use certain elements in other games but the tech just wasn’t up to it.
    rant over.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Elven_Star

    I wonder why people even listen to this guy anymore.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. dirigiblebill

    Milo and Kate was the only reason I was stoked for Natal. Still, there’s always Kinectimals…

    #13 4 years ago
  14. SplatteredHouse

    @11. Agreed on them realising that their tech wasn’t of a high enough quality and reliability to be able to take M&K any further. Reports surfaced previously about deliberate, staged demos and the limitations of what it could achieve.
    Molyneux’s consistent, you can’t take that away from the man.

    It certainly sounds like Greenburg’s distancing Microsoft from it, not standing behind it. It’s like it was just a small pet project of Lionhead’s that MS decided to whip out to show everybody, last year, but it didn’t hold up to scrutiny and prodding, so it’s discontinued now.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. cookiejar

    Im telling you, its going to be their version of Heavy Rain. The kid gets crushed by a tree in a storm, and you have to track him down, then wave your arms about to push the tree trunk off him. Guarantee it.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. sg1974

    Hmm. Thats not the tune they were singing last year. Shame it was one of the few imppressive things about Kinect

    But the E3 demo was not real it was manipulated by two devs standing away from the “player” so did this thing ever actually exist?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Tallon 4

    Damn…EPIC fail.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. ianbenoir

    Mylo is the most stupid thing i’ve ever seen in my whole life!
    creepy kid! Go back to ‘the shinning’, or whatever terror movie you were in!

    #18 4 years ago
  19. AHA-Lambda

    I don’t know why anyone is surprised at this. I remember saying when this was revealed that this would be a big conundrum for MS to market as a a game and no one would buy it. People said i was crazy and of course people would buy it.

    But now I am proven right take it bitches!!

    PS Molyneux is still a total wank

    #19 4 years ago
  20. LOLshock94

    if MS released this then all the pedos can just play with milo

    #20 4 years ago
  21. lirky

    Did anyone notice it says milo&kate do u get a virtual kate too or a mannequin kate.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    LMFAO! Down the drain you go M$ :D Hey everyone lets go to amazon and see all those pre-orders for Natal crash :D

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Connor O Michael

    @21 Inflateable Kate.

    Milo and Kate Special Edition comes with RealHair(TM) too!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Happy Hardon Harry

    ZzzzzZzzzzz

    ///Wakes up
    //Rubs eyes
    //Looks…

    //Then falls back to sleep

    ZzzzzZzzzzz

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Get rid of Milo, add Debbie (sexy milf in lingerie), give us as much masturbation interaction material as possible, rate product M for mature, and watch the shit fly off the shelves….lmfao.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Johnny Cullen

    That’d be an AO!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Spartan_God

    I wouldn’t mind it. Now everybody can be a porn director!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Galactic_Barret

    Eh, all this should have been known 30m after E3 09.

    So, does this retroactively disqualify MS from ‘winning’ that E3? All of that hype, all of the build up, the smoke, mirrors and promises; What I want to really know is: Why haven’t the gamming press caught on to this backlash? Is it fear of being “wrong”, like most of us were with the Wii?

    Sites like 1UP depend on ad revenue from MS, so I wouldn’t expect much from them, but NO ONE has spoken on how Kinect has more or less failed to live up to expectations.

    Specifically, I would like to hear this site’s staff on the subject (Why no one wants to talk about the core’s reaction and how it will effect Kinect, not Kinect itself). When can we expect another podcast?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Boris Fett

    Now I’m just confused.

    The right hand apparently doesn’t know what the left hand is doing in this instance.

    So those who were still interested in this? It’s apparently still in production. Chalk it up to miscommunication or something.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Elven_Star

    #28
    You wouldn’t understand because you didn’t come back from M$ press conference with a free slim Xbox360 in your hands. Don’t judge the press please!

    #30 4 years ago

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