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Milo and Kate a Tech Demo, Not a Game They’re Releasing, Says Microsoft

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Hey, remember that awesome demo of Milo and Kate that was one of the highlights of Microsoft’s Natal reveal last year? Remember how it looked like a game harnessing some sort of thaumaturgy, allowing you to interact with a young virtual boy in a completely unpederastic manner?

When it failed to make an appearance at this year’s E3, people wondered why…and Microsoft responded with “Project Milo is something that is in ongoing development at Lionhead Studios,” and Peter Molyneux – employing his classic use of hyperbole – even said that it was now 10 times more impressive. Well, turns out it’s not a game at all – and likely won’t ever make it to retail.

“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. 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,” Said Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg speaking to ABC TV’s Good Game.

So..the one thing that was used to generate the most interest in the tech at it’s original unveiling is nothing more than a proof of concept technology demo (that, by all accounts actually does work)?

That’s plenty reassuring. It seems that much of the research used in the development went in to the ridiculously cute, but less AI intensive  Kintectimals, so there’s always that.

Source : Kotaku AU

Last Updated: June 29, 2010


  1. RSA-Ace

    June 29, 2010 at 13:56

    “that, by all accounts actually does work”

    Well there was a lot of trickery in the video so no one is actually sure how much of it works.


  2. Geoffrey Tim

    June 29, 2010 at 14:08

    Many journos had hands-on (hands-off?) time with Milo and Kate last year at E3, with many impressed – but those demo may have involved a lot of trickery too.



  3. WitWolfyZA

    June 29, 2010 at 15:03

    I for one read one review of “Kate and Milo” on IGN last year, with the journalist saying, that the Xbox was connected a laptop, with a person sending “Milo” the right responses he should make to the questions asked. But there was no proof of that, Even Peter himself said something in the lines of… YES! Milo as all smoke and mirrors.

    I remember him going off his high horse once again, claiming they wanna add like every day DLC to this virtual person, so every time you talk to him he has something new to say… Like if your soccer team lost a match or something in that line…. Once Again Peter, you fed us crap, and we gladly ate it up.

    I for one knew this wouldnt show up on the 360, seeing the DVD format. It would be next to impossible to cram all that info on a single DL DVD. Just my 2cents


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