Lionhead and Microsoft Game Studios main man Peter Molyneux has responded to the current fuss over the on/off release of Kinect game Milo & Kate at the GameHorizon conference in Gateshead.

When asked by GamesIndustry.biz about Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg's comment on Australian telly that Milo & Kate was just a "tech demo", Molyneux reassured his adoring public that the relationship sim was alive and kicking.

"Poor Aaron Greenberg - he's on the PR team, he hasn't seen it since last year, so he came up with this stock answer that Milo is alive and well and living in Guildford but it's still a tech demo.

"I feel sorry for him, he hasn't seen the game since last year. If I had spent time with him and showed him the game recently, he'd know what was going on.

"All that technology that we showed at E3 last year actually does work," he promised.

Molyneux told the conference that he has struggled to convince people of Milo & Kate's credibility.

"Milo has been a really hard thing to do and a really hard thing to describe. I have real sympathy for the [Microsoft] people over in Redmond, because they understandably have some questions.

"The biggest challenge for us is convincing people what we're doing is actually going to work, is going to reach a new audience, is going to be an idea that people love. That for me is a massive challenge. Convincing people what you're doing is something that can change the world."

Milo & Kate is expected to be formally unveiled in a couple of week's time at TEDGlobal 2010 in Oxford, UK.

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