E3 2009: Lionhead's Project Milo


Raise your hand if you thought Microsoft’s press conference was a bit of a bore this morning? Aside from Natal, I wasn’t all that impressed by any of the upcoming titles (except for Conviction and maybe The Beatles Rock Band) or the updates to Xbox Live. Lionhead really stole the show when they unveiled a little AI boy named Milo.

Built around Natal, Lionhead Studios has created an immersive and shockingly human-like AI that you can interact with and that recognizes tone of voice and your face. Of course, the demo was filmed a while back at Lionhead Studios (after countless takes, I’m sure), but who knows what other developers will do with Natal. Microsoft really hit it out of the park today and I’m crossing my fingers that Natal is all it’s cracked up to be.

Oh, and Milo creeps me out.