Lionhead’s “Project Milo” Probably Won’t Be Released

“Project Milo” was the star of Microsoft’s Natal Kinect unveiling at E3 2009. But, according to Aaron Greenberg, it’s not something they’re planning to release as a game.

Milo is the virtual boy Peter Molyneux and Lionhead Studios demonstrated at last year’s E3. It used the full suite of Natal’s Kinect’s motion, voice and facial recognition features to allow the player to interact with Milo.

But Milo didn’t make an appearance at E3 2010. When we asked Microsoft why, they told us “Project Milo is something that is in ongoing development at Lionhead Studios.”

Which made it sound like Milo is a game that will one day be released. Not so, says Greenberg.

Speaking to ABC TV’s Good Game last night, Greenberg was asked (at the clip’s 00:41 mark) about Milo’s no-show. He replied:

“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.”

Which certainly makes it sound like Milo is not a game that will one day be released.

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