Peter Molyneux has said he has thought about bringing Black & White back and utilising Kinect.
Speaking to UGO, Molyneux said he’d certainly considered re-visiting the title, and that the use of Kinect would make the game a wholly different experience.
“The original Black & White — with the hand, reaching in and touching and stroking, you can really factor that with Kinect, and it could be really super cool,” he said. “It’s purely me just thinking about it, and thinking about what Black & White means. I love the idea of that connection the hand gave you into the world, the feeling of power, the feeling of nurturing.”
Despite the potential of the franchise, Molyneux said it was unlikely he’d have time to pursue it.
“The trouble with being a designer now is that there are way too many ideas than there is time to develop those ideas,” he said. “I would love to do something like a Black & White again. I would love to do a Fable 4. I would love to carry on doing Milo, but there is only a certain amount of resources and a certain amount of time.”
Does this also suggest we could see the last of Milo, and that he was only a prototype for something bigger? It’s yet to be seen, but there has certainly been a lack of information on Milo, or the “bigger” universe he was meant to be a part of, asearlier this year at Microsoft’s X10 event in San Francisco.
We’ve put a call in to Lionhead, and are hoping to get down there soon, so we’ll let you know if there’s any change to any of the above.