Attentive Lionhead fans may have noticed that Peter Molyneux FINALLY revealed the mysterious, real “Dimitri” right there on stage at E3 2011. Did you miss it?
It was in fact Dimitri Mavrikakis, the man he had with him on stage to demonstrate the new Kinect-enabled Fable: The Journey – and the man we’re almost certain is the godson he’s previously mentioned to us several times, whose name he first used some TEN YEARS AGO as the codename for the project that somehow eventually became the showcase E3 2009 Kinect demo, Milo and Kate. Which, supposedly, will never become an actual game. Did you follow all that? We almost gave up somewhere along the way too.
But perhaps, therefore, Dimitri demoing the game was a little sign that some of Milo and Kate’s DNA lives on in the Fable: The Journey – especially since the title explicitly uses Kinect, a technology that was made famous by Milo and Kate in the first place just two years ago.
Or perhaps Peter just wanted Dimitri, who we believe now works with him proper anyway, to experience the thrill of being on an E3 stage for the first time.
Or maybe, Peter just thought it would be funny to make a point of mentioning “Dimitri” during his E3 speech such that only people who’ve already spent far too much time thinking about all this would pick up on it.
Maybe, we need a visit to the shrink.
Update: Dimitri also appeared at the TED conference back in August 2010 to demonstrate Milo and Kate.