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Project Milo Still In The Works

Microsoft confirms Milo is alive and well after missing E3 2010.

The vapid child that wooed audiences with his color-recognition gag and slumping shoulders at E3 2009 might have been MIA at this year's event, but that doesn't mean he's rotting in a hole somewhere on the side of US41. Project Milo is still alive according to Microsoft.

In a recent statement given to Kotaku, a spokesman confirmed that the little scamp is still part of an ongoing project at Lionhead. The details beyond that, though, are lacking. "Project Milo is something that is in ongoing development at Lionhead Studios," a representative said. "Lionhead has always been a center of innovation and will continue to deliver against that charter." 
 

Milo and his bucket. 
 
A more impressive and toothier digital inhabitant, Skittles the baby tiger, upstaged Milo's demonstration during an E3 2010 live demo of Kinectimals. In the demo, a girl scratched and then played hide-and-seek with an excited Skittles, who like Milo, appeared as a lone character in the forefront of a picturesque background. But unlike Milo, Skittles didn't appear to have suffered any sort of head trauma. 
 
Lionhead's Peter Molyneux recently spoke to CVG (via MTV Multiplayer) about Project Milo and promised that it is "now ten times more amazing than you'd expect it to be from what you saw at E3 2009." He didn't elaborate, leaving me to wonder if Milo has been given a jetpack or dual submachine guns or something since last year. 
 
No word on when or in what form Milo will come to shelves, of course.
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Posted by BradNicholson

The vapid child that wooed audiences with his color-recognition gag and slumping shoulders at E3 2009 might have been MIA at this year's event, but that doesn't mean he's rotting in a hole somewhere on the side of US41. Project Milo is still alive according to Microsoft.

In a recent statement given to Kotaku, a spokesman confirmed that the little scamp is still part of an ongoing project at Lionhead. The details beyond that, though, are lacking. "Project Milo is something that is in ongoing development at Lionhead Studios," a representative said. "Lionhead has always been a center of innovation and will continue to deliver against that charter." 
 

Milo and his bucket. 
 
A more impressive and toothier digital inhabitant, Skittles the baby tiger, upstaged Milo's demonstration during an E3 2010 live demo of Kinectimals. In the demo, a girl scratched and then played hide-and-seek with an excited Skittles, who like Milo, appeared as a lone character in the forefront of a picturesque background. But unlike Milo, Skittles didn't appear to have suffered any sort of head trauma. 
 
Lionhead's Peter Molyneux recently spoke to CVG (via MTV Multiplayer) about Project Milo and promised that it is "now ten times more amazing than you'd expect it to be from what you saw at E3 2009." He didn't elaborate, leaving me to wonder if Milo has been given a jetpack or dual submachine guns or something since last year. 
 
No word on when or in what form Milo will come to shelves, of course.
Posted by Reuben

10x more amazing huh? oh Peter Molyneux

Posted by The_Laughing_Man

People are saying the first tech demo they showed off way back when was faked.  
 
 
Plus....releasing a game where you interact with a small boy.... 

Edited by mnzy

Playing with little boys is not what I want from my gaming device.

Posted by SneakyPenguins
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" Plus....releasing a game where you interact with a small boy....  "
lmao
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Posted by Mikemcn
@mnzy said:
" Playing with little boys is not what I want from my gaming device. "
This game will show you how that is all you ever really wanted.
Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@SneakyPenguins said:
" @The_Laughing_Man said:
" Plus....releasing a game where you interact with a small boy....  "
lmao "
See you get it. Its a pedo magnet. 
Posted by BergDK

They really need to change Milo to a non human...!

Posted by ZeForgotten

I've just been called a pedofile by a bunch of teenagers living at home with their parents. I feel so sad now :( 
All I did was have fun with my new baby sister and made her laugh, i kissed her on the forehead and then she went to sleep. 
I had no idea that playing games and having fun was a wrong and criminal thing to do :(

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@mnzy said:

" Playing with little boys is not what I want from my gaming device. "

Its all fun and games till someone draws a penis and hands it to milo.  
 
*Post made by special request from my friend* 
Posted by SuperJoe

I must help him build a treehouse!!!!

Posted by MrKlorox

Milo WAS there man... Just behind closed doors for private demos only.

Posted by SammydesinasNL

MUH BALLS
Posted by Phished0ne

Milo will not see the light of day, and will instead be integrated as character interaction for a new Fable game.. 
 
Callin' it

Posted by Binman88

Doesn't sound like a game that would appeal to a wide audience. Sounds too tech demo-y and novel.

Posted by Pkshields

This and Vitality Sensor still a thing? Very surprised, this still doesn't seem like an actual game.

Posted by m1k3

imagine paying $60 just for Milo...

Posted by Ragdrazi
@m1k3 said:
" imagine paying $60 just for Milo... "
It's like last summer in the Philippines all over again.
Posted by swamplord666
@Ragdrazi said:
" @m1k3 said:
" imagine paying $60 just for Milo... "
It's like last summer in the Philippines all over again. "
I lol'd
Posted by goodwood

Milo  has stockholm syndrome and doesnt want to leave lionhead

Posted by crusnchill
@Ragdrazi said:
" @m1k3 said:
" imagine paying $60 just for Milo... "
It's like last summer in the Philippines all over again. "
Hilarious! :-)
Posted by Jack_Daniels
@Ragdrazi said:
" @m1k3 said:
" imagine paying $60 just for Milo... "
It's like last summer in the Philippines all over again. "
100% win.
Posted by Who_Dat

maybe it would be better received if it was a virtual ice t you, instead of some kid that sounds like he is dead on the inside

Posted by crusader8463

I pray to what ever god may or may not exist that this game gets a stick on it along the lines of " NAMBLA APPROVED PRODUCT". I will be able to die happy and with a big shit eating grin on my face.

Posted by Jamerific

I would like this project better if it was Cortana or some other characters to choose from other then a creepy little boy

Posted by habster3
@Phished0ne said:
"Milo will not see the light of day, and will instead be integrated as character interaction for a new Fable game..  Callin' it "
Posted by sickVisionz
@Phished0ne said:
" Milo will not see the light of day, and will instead be integrated as character interaction for a new Fable game..  Callin' it "
That's what I wanted ever since I saw it last year.  He seems like the best RPG NPC ever.
Posted by JJWeatherman

I absolutely love that this is the first video to come up on You Tube when you type in "muh balls": 
  

Posted by Sorax

John Cleese voices Milo in Fable III.

Posted by MeatSim

Milo and the vitality sensor better be at the next E3.

Posted by Meteora

I'm confused at why they would be still working on this game. It was a cool tech demo, but the viability of it being an actual game is... slim.

Posted by Azteck

I wonder if Milo is DLC for Kinectimals.. and if Skittles will eat him on command...
 
Someone call up Lionhead!!

Posted by bwmcmaste
@Meteora said:
" I'm confused at why they would be still working on this game. It was a cool tech demo, but the viability of it being an actual game is... slim. "
Maybe the devs have been drinking the same stuff that's in the PR guys' water cooler.
Posted by AlwaysAngry

These are some nice comments... 
 
 
And I agree, Milo got a jetpack. End of discussion.

Posted by jakob187

It's good to see that they are still working on the future child abuse simulator.

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

Alcohol + Milo = Hysteria.

Posted by JJOR64

I just want to know the achievements in this game.
 
"Touch the Little Boy!" - 10G

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Posted by Yankee
@BergDK said:
"

They really need to change Milo to a non human...!

"
They did. And renamed him Skittles.
Posted by SolemnOaf

They probably couldn't find anyone to pantomime the pre-recorded video accurately enough.  It's also great how the press seems to be the only people on the planet who aren't aware that every single moment of footage they saw on Kinect was in fact a video and not a live demonstration.  Keep it classy, dudes.
Posted by ZombiePie

Has anyone ever confirmed that Milo is in fact the Dimitri Project?

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Posted by Yummylee

Some hilarious comments in here. As expected with anything to do with Peter Molyneux. Guy's comedic material GOLD!

Posted by Darkstar614

"ten times more amazing.."
 
God dammit. And here I was thinking that Peter was done making outrageous promises of amazing things.

Posted by hpv
@Meteora said:
" I'm confused at why they would be still working on this game. It was a cool tech demo, but the viability of it being an actual game is... slim. "
That's a pretty good description of Kinect in general.
Posted by Astiaks

Is it possible to punch milo in the face?

Posted by FlamingHobo

I look forward to seeing how Milo will develop but I don't think it'll be as great as Peter Molyneux is hyping it up to be. (Just like the rest of his products.)

Posted by Ghostiet
@Astiaks said:
" Is it possible to punch milo in the face? "
God, I hope so.
Posted by ThatFrigginguy

Somebody call Chris Hansen!  This game must be  a pedophiles wet dream. 
I honestly don't see the fun in walking with a little boy through the woods.


 


 

 

 

Posted by Capum15
@JJWeatherman:  That still makes me lose it.
Posted by drummerboykhari

Milo better have those damn dual submachines guns or imma slap Peter in the back of the head.

Posted by Hilbert

What if it's only seven times more amazing?
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