Has Project Milo Been Cancelled?
Written Thursday, September 23, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Rumours and speculation have begun to circulate around the possible cancellation of Lionheads' ambitious Kinect title, Project Milo. Apparently, sources close to the development of the tech demo claim that work on the project has been shut down according to a report on Kotaku.
The source also states that the tech behind Project Milo (aka Milo & Kate) won't be completely wasted, as it will be utilised in a future Kinect-enabled Fable title after Lionhead decided to remove Kinect controls from Fable III.
Milo & Kate was first shown at E3 in 2009 and was more recently demonstrated at the TED conference in Oxford, UK a few months ago. Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg also stated earlier this year that Project Milo was "not a product we plan to bring to market", which subsequently sparked rumours that the game had been canned.
Greenberg went on to clarify that the game simply wasn't due "this holiday", meaning that the title could still be in the offing. However, this latest bout of speculation could mean that Project Milo is dead, but its technology will be very much alive for future Lionhead Kinect titles.
Microsoft, when reached for comment by Kotaku said, "We have no news to share on the Milo front and do not comment on speculation or rumour." Lionhead meanwhile, declined to comment.