Were you one of the few wondering where the hell Milo and Kate was during this year’s E3? Me too, because Milo should have been there, if only for us to keep an eye out for what will undoubtedly become the real life version of SkyNet.
Yet now it seems Milo will never come to any sort of fruition beyond being a mere tech demo. Xbox chief Aaron Greenberg told ABC TV’s Good Game (first clip, at 00:41) that Milo won’t be released as a game:
“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.”
So, they’re not releasing it as a game, which it never was in the first place. Yet Peter Molyneux’ confirmed a re-reveal of Milo and Kate at his Human Systems talk at TEDGlobal next month. According to the schedule, Molyneux is a “Game Changer”, rather than a “Game Director”. So… At what point did he change anything about video games?
Then what is it, Microsoft? Because Molyneux spent most of last year’s E3 gushing about it, so we need to know at least something.