Update: Greenberg has clarified: “Project Milo absolutely continues in development at Lionhead Studios, it is just not a product we plan to bring to market this holiday.”
Original story: At Microsoft’s E3 2009 press briefing, the company showed off a rather creepy motion and vocal recognition demonstration between a woman and a boy named Milo. The demonstration was later named Project Milo, a piece of software in development at Lionhead Studios, makers of Fable games.
As it turns out, what we saw last year was merely a tech demonstration, and according to Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg, won’t come to market.
Speaking with Australian TV show Good Game, Greenberg explained the situation.
“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.”
We all know Peter Molyneux and his ambitious ambitions. Perhaps Milo is part of a future Fable game where direct interaction with the game’s characters is commonplace. Would that be fun/interesting, or something you’d actually be interested in?
Whatever the case, Molyneux will show off the tech next month at his TedGlobal talk in Oxford, where he’s supposed to gush more details on the tech’s capabilities.