Rumor: Project Milo Canceled
A series of layoffs at Lionhead Studios coincide with anonymous reports that the conceptually impressive but technically unfeasible Project Milo has bitten the dust. The same sources credited with the news also claim that the tech behind Project Milo will live on in some form, possibly appearing in other games.
Naturally, Microsoft declined to comment on the rumor, as did anyone from Lionhead studios. It’s possible that the layoffs are simply a result of Fable III development winding down.
Granted, anyone with an understanding of finite state automata (see them fancy college learning words?) would immediately see the Project Milo demonstration as nothing but smoke and mirrors, so it wouldn’t be entirely surprising for the project to die before the public gets a chance to play with it. In all likelihood, the game will simply fade from mention and end up being nothing more than a radical over-promise of Kinect potential. I know, so uncharacteristic of Peter Molyneux, isn’t it.