Kinect’s creepy-ass Milo potentially gets sent to his room… forever

Well, that’s it, then. It looks like everyone’s least favourite, chilling kid has been told to go upstairs and brush his teeth… and NEVER return. Yup, according to sources close to Milo and Kate, the Kinect game has been killed off by Microsoft. Not to worry, though, because the undoubtedly impressive tech powering the kiboshed project could yet be used in a forthcoming Fable title.

Above: Well said, Lionhead employee

If sources allegedly close to Milo and Kate are to be believed, development on the game was officially stopped yesterday, with “19 contractors” being given their marching orders. However, Eurogamer has since been informed that two teams will continue to develop the technology in a “Fable-themed Kinect game.”

Above: Well, Fable III has got kids in it. That's enough of a link, right?

It’s hardly surprising, really. As recently as June, Xbox product director Aaron Greenberg said the game would never get released. And this followed Lionhead’s mastermind Peter Molyneux confessing he had “mountains to climb” to get the game out on shelves, because of the title revolving around building a friendship with a kid.

We can’t say we’re exactly cut up about these developments. While the technology Lionhead showed at 2009’s E3 looked spookily clever, we struggled to imagine it ever forming the foundations of a game that was going to keep us entertained for hours on end. Just remember, though: Milo can still see you. HE CAN ALWAYS SEE YOU. 

Source: Eurogamer

Sep 23, 2010


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  • batmanboy11 - September 23, 2010 8:15 p.m.

    Milo in Gears... so I can chainsaw him.
  • Crypto140 - September 23, 2010 7:40 p.m.

    Oh my god, and Xbox Kinect game getting canceled before it relases, I never would have guessed that. One of the 20 or so games for the Kinect going down the tubes, I never would have guessed that Kinect would have failed. I case you didn't know, that was sarcasm. And Kinect and Move might live, but what if Microsoft and Sony kill the games a month later. So we could love the idea of motion control, and we could love the games, but what if the game creators run out of ideas. Then it wouldn't be the gamers fault that Kinect and Move failed, but the corperations. Just a theroy.
  • n00b - September 23, 2010 7:24 p.m.

    i bet japan can copy it... in a much more creepy way
  • HereComesTheHypeTrainCHOOCHOO - September 23, 2010 6:08 p.m.

    Looks like someone owes Aaron Greenberg a heartfelt apology.
  • Clovin64 - September 23, 2010 5:47 p.m.

  • Clovin64 - September 23, 2010 5:42 p.m.

    That kid is really freakin creepy. He's not dead, his evil conciousness has been released into the internet. He can see us when we're sleeping...
  • PhantomDave - September 23, 2010 4:35 p.m.

    That's OK I'm sure he found a home in the upcoming Michael Jackson MMO...
  • myguyfromthe80s - September 23, 2010 4:29 p.m.

    Microsoft promising the earth and then not delivering? NEVER!!! The Kinect is the future of gaming, game-pads will be obsolete, Sony are going under, Nintendo are almost bankrupt. Oh, here are my pills... *happy place*
  • ChrisCultista - September 23, 2010 2:46 p.m.

    All the gamers are now rejoicing! All the pedos are in tears. Seriously that was the only audience. Chris must be a mess right now. And now I have even less reason to think that Fable 3 will be any better than its predecessors.
  • Games_Radar_DaveMeikleham - September 23, 2010 1:27 p.m.

    @Vulneratus Dude, don't joke about that scenario. You'll give the little bugger ideas. Don't you know that he can hear our thoughts... and, eh, read our words?
  • Redeater - September 23, 2010 12:13 p.m.

    Why is it when I watched the demo again I keep thinking of that one kid from Mean Creek......
  • Vulneratus - September 23, 2010 12:05 p.m.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!.... LOL Wonder how they broke the news to Milo... maybe he'll go from disgruntled former employee to homicidally angry AI to potential supercomputer antichrist... wait a sec... no one told Milo the nuclear launch codes did they!!?? Can see it now; Scene: Bill Gates walks solemnly up to giant imposing monitor. He reaches round the back, barely able to keep his hand from shaking. He pulls the plug and walks briskly away... But before he can reach the blast doors... The monitor flashes back on in a violet-hued rage... Milo's voice now distorted with evil: "I can't let you do that Bill... wanna PLAY??"
  • db1331 - September 23, 2010 12:04 p.m.

    That's because the Milo demo was heavily scripted. Smoke and mirrors. They promised the moon with Kinect, and in the end all you got was two bints jumping around on an invisible raft.
  • bluscorp - September 23, 2010 11:14 a.m.

    @IsaacFenix - Lol. And then riding around on that little trike, lol
  • IsaacFenix - September 23, 2010 11:11 a.m.

    @bluscorp - More likely he'd be in the back laughing at some poor soul being tortured to death while sitting on a throne of infant skulls drinking the liquid from an old man's I.V.
  • JakeyBaby - September 23, 2010 11:05 a.m.

    ... and the world is a less disturbing place.
  • bluscorp - September 23, 2010 11:02 a.m.

    I'd like to see Milo in the next Saw game, Just to watch him die, muuhahaha

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