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Molyneux on Milo technology: it “actually does work”

Wednesday, 30th June 2010 12:25 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has told attendees at GameHorizon in Newcastle that Milo & Kate is still on the way from the studio.

Speaking at the conference on if the technology surrounding it worked, he said: “All that technology that we showed at E3 last year actually does work.”

He was backed up by chair of the event Ian Livingstone, who said: “I’ve seen it. It works, Peter. Honestly.”

Earlier during his talk, he said there had been some challenges in convincing people of its potential.

“Milo has been a really hard thing to do and a really hard thing to describe,” said Molyneux, who’s also creative director at Microsoft Games Studios Europe.

“I have real sympathy for the [Microsoft] people over in Redmond, because they understandably have some questions.”

He also admitted that Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg, who said yesterday the game was just a “tech demo” and would not be released at retail, hadn’t seen it in over a year.

Greenberg retracted his comments last night.

“Poor Aaron Greenberg – he’s on the PR team, he hasn’t seen it since last year, so he came up with this stock answer that Milo is alive and well and living in Guildford but it’s still a tech demo,” said Molyneux.

“I feel sorry for him, he hasn’t seen the game since last year. If I had spent time with him and showed him the game recently, he’d know what was going on.”

Molyneux reiterated that it would be shown at his TEDGlobal talk next month.

Thanks, GI.

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  1. StolenGlory

    ‘Can utilise verbal and written communication well when liasing with other core departments in the organisation’.

    Well, looks like Greenberg was talking out of his ass during his interview then.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. daytripper

    greenberg just seems like a N4G member with a salary

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    “Poor Aaron Greenberg”

    LOL

    #3 4 years ago
  4. KAP

    Stop with these Peter Molyneux milo crap now. He’ll come on to say hes making a game that cures AIDS once played next week.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    @2 LOL!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. unacomn

    ” If I had spent time with him and showed him the game recently, he’d know what was going on”

    The first part of that phrase combined with the fact that the game is a about a little boy… I don’t know, it may be just my imagination, but is Molyneux getting creepier by the year?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. NiceFellow

    @6 – agreed. that was full on creepy old guy dialogue there.

    Also, this really makes it sound like MS don’t know their arse from their elbow around Kinect.

    How can someone like Greenberg be so out of touch? Why with the big show at E3 and the fact they showed Milo last E3 would all parties involved be so out of touch?

    Sounds to me like Pete’s still in over-promising mode, Greenburg tried to downplay but went to far and now everyone’s falling over to cover everyone else and make it sound like Kinect and everything around it is hunky dory.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Yoshi

    Yoshi on Human Flying technology: it “actually does work”

    ;)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Panou

    http://www.cad-comic.com/comics/7a47e0061277870407.jpg

    Oups.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. sennasnit

    They couldn’t find their arse with both hands.

    @Yoshi
    Where can I pre-order that ;)

    #10 4 years ago