Peter Molyneux recently explained in an interview that Milo, the doomed Kinect title was close to completion before being cancelled by Microsoft. He explains in further detail why Microsoft felt that they would have a hard time marketing the title.
Haha, yeah, whatever and the wii u will be very powerful also.
When is this guy ever gonna shut up, he is mediocre at best.
That's what she said. (I don't care if I get disagreed into oblivion... it was worth it.)
I liked the Fable series, but Molyneux really is a freakin' blow hard that runs at the mouth.
Not really up on your game history, eh Carlito? Molyneux was responsible for some of the best games to ever see the light of day. Populous, Syndicate, Black and White, Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper... Molyneux pushed boundaries and there's no denying that had his vision for Fable been realized it would have been one of a kind. Hell, I still love both the first and second Fable games. You want to look at when things started to go downhill, oddly it seems to coincide right around the time he started working exclusively for Microsoft. Fable Journey, The Movies, Milo? Quite frankly, I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do with a new studio and hope we can see some of the Molyneux of old. I have to admit, the idea of a virtual companion like Milo is ambitious as hell, but I would have never bought it. If he had made it a monster or alien or something from the start and made it about teaching them through interactions I think he would have had something. It was the fact that it was a little boy that creeped everyone out. Think about it. If Milo was a cute robot character or something doing the same kind of thing no one would have had any issue with it. Just my two cents.
LOL @ all the peadophile jokes on here. Milo actually had me at awe with Kinect when I first saw it. Milo IMO shows the great potential kinect has. It probably wouldn't have worked well as a game, but it was a great concept IMO. Milo should have at least sparked some great ideas of what developers should/could do with kinect.
@akuma What does that have to with the article? @tai the console would have been higher in price if they added it and people are misconstruing 120 fps,he believed based on the specs it would be capable of it and I think their is one game that actually has 120fps but it's not a demanding game,still count s though. @NYC I like the concept but I'm not sure if the way he presented it is the way I'm I thinking of it because he thought that the Milo demo was suppose to make the player feel like they had a real connection with him,my perception of the Milo demo is like we'er his imagenary friend and we influence him with our words an gestures.
I said it b4 E3 started, MS would invent something out of their butts to look good.
They faked it at E3 ( http://www.youtube.com/watc... ) and journalists were told very specific things to say, so if it was "nearly finished", then they sure kept it to themselves. What the heck kind of game were they turning it into?
The 360/Kinect hardware was not ready to handle something complex as Milo
As a game no one was ready/will ever be ready for Milo. The video of it looked good but it is unclear how much is smoke and mirrors like all the "live demos" we see nowadays.
I said from the start that the Kinect will not live up to all the hype and I was right. To be honest its not a bad idea but its not a great idea at the same time, for hardcore games anyway. Im sorry but you cannot control a game like the Witcher 2, Counter Strike, Skyrim etc without a controller/mouse and keyboard. Its fine for party games but nothing else
Well they are adding Kinect support for Skyim, it will basically take the place of hotkeys and things like that. You don't need a mouse or keyboard if your voice is just as effective. I think people try to right it off in one way or another, but Kinect has lived up to my original expectations for the most part, I mean you could argue a lot of things didn't live up to expectations...I mean I cant run 2 HDMI cables up to my PS3 and 2 monitors at the same time and it doesn't do 120fps or 4-D. I think of all the claims made this generation, Kinect has done the most to actually live up to those. Which is why it sells so well.
Can't believe you got a disagree. Look at this list of Kinect games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... It's 95% crap. @Tai, Regarding the PS3, it had a design change as all that was far too expensive. Sony would have done it if they could. The tech in Kinect is great, but the games suck. Great for families and parties though, but little else.
This came across as a peadophile recruiter more than that iOS game did lol! It was just too weird!
I know what you mean, who exactly was Milos target market?
Off the top of my head, Peadophiles or at a guess, people with no friends. It was great as a tech demo, but to try releasing it as a game was really pushing it.
Imagine someone high with milo? It would be hilarious!
It really wasnt though
Milo was pretty weird IMO. It was like a pedophile's dream. Thank God it wasn't released.
As if anyone would have bought that crap
They tried to make it out that it was essentially an Artificial Intelligence. Of course, it never was - we are a long way away from such technology.
It was to some degree - perceiving the environment and making decisions accordingly. Procedural generation of responses. Pretty cool stuff. Molyneux should be applauded for attempting stuff like this. He's consistently pushing AI into video games, which is a very interesting area of study. He usually falls short but that's only because he sets such high goals and within a business environment you have to make money within a time frame. Maybe with his new company he can change that a little bit. Also maybe tone down the PR spiel he seems to spew while keeping the enthusiasm.
Finished or not It would have flopped. I don't want to play around with a game like that. It would creep me out way too much! I like this though http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Take this concept and integrate it in a dating sim.... just imagine the possibilities!
I'm not surprised this got cancelled it looked really bad and scripted.
HAHAHA Oh Molyneux, you so funny.
If it wasn't for Kinect, Xbox 360 would be dead. Well done Microsoft.
What are you talking about? The Xbox was doing great even before the kinect.
Peter Hyper strikes again
If the bitches at Microsoft would learn to accept free-to-play and starting thinking of the gamers instead of the money, the Xbox 360 would be much better off. Don't get me wrong-the xbox360 is a great console, but Microsofts a bitch. Thanks Sony and Nintendo, for not being complete dicks.
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