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Milo and Kate Never To Be Released [UPDATE]

According to Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg, Lionhead’s interactive Kinect game ‘Milo and Kate’ was never intended for production and was only a way of demonstrating the capabilities of the new technology.

Quoted by Greenberg:

“Last year we unveiled the Project Natal technology, we showed a bunch of technology demos as part of that,” Greenberg told TV show Good Game.

“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.”

Only recently, Peter Molyneux, the creator from Lionhead told CVG that the finished game is “10 times more amazing” than the demo displayed at last year’s E3 event and is currently only being viewed by celebrity folk behind closed doors. Further adding, “It’s only when you see it in its entirety and play it that you realise it’s robust enough for people to play on their own.”

Microsoft had even gone as far as trademarking the name ‘Milo and Kate’ for an interactive video game that features elements of science fiction. The Trademark combined with Greenberg’s statement contradicting Molyneux’s, can only lead us to assume the decision to scrap its release was recent.

Why not share your views on this post in the comments box below?

Source: CVG

Update:

Kotaku have reported that ‘Milo and Kate’ will be released, but just not this year!

“Project Milo absolutely continues in development at Lionhead Studios,” Microsoft director of project management Aaron Greenberg told Kotaku today. “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.”

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Comment by Colby on 2010-06-29 13:59:57 | Reply

It is a shame if they are scrapping this project. This was truly innovative. Maybe they scrapped it because they are working on something else even better? Lets hope….

Comment by Morphic on 2010-06-29 15:42:48 | Reply

I think the game will be released but “not right now” exactly as AG said. MS just want to flood market with casual games first and then move on more attractive and sofisticated games. It would not be very wise to cancel Milo and Kate from business perspective, as it was one of WOW moments of E3 2009 for everyone. I think we need just to wait fot it a little bit longer, holiday 2011 (one year after Kinect will be released) seems to me realistic.

Comment by poo-on-u on 2010-06-29 16:47:45 | Reply

Well I guess I called this one. I think they commonly refer to this in the industry as back pedaling. My favorite part has to be:

“the finished game is “10 times more amazing” than the demo displayed at last year’s E3 event and is currently only being viewed by celebrity folk behind closed doors.”

Translation - were going to tell you its really really cool because your never gonna see it anyway so its not like we have to prove a damn thing.

Comment by STEVE on 2010-06-29 20:47:49 | Reply

More like there never really was a game called “milo and kate” for the kinect! It probably was just a fake to promote the damn thing and that is why it’s not coming out!!!
Just a theory!!

Updated now… it is planned for release next year. The software behind Milo & Kate is in Kinectimals, and Lionhead posted a ‘Team Milo’ image on twitter to prove they are still working on the title…

But we’ll see I guess… Greenberg needs to make up his mind when he speaks as he also outright denied the Xbox 360 slim in March!

Comment by The_Glovner on 2010-06-30 12:46:10 | Reply

Surely not, Peter Molyneux hyping something up that doesn’t exist? Nah can’t be Peter Molyneux doesn’t know what hype is. He has only ever told the truth about anything he has commented on and only uses solid facts backed up with evidence, never has he once made an unfounded claim backed up by his own imagination.

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