A new platformer from Banjo-Kazooie creators Rare "would be great", Head of Microsoft studios Phil Spencer has said, possibly teasing an unannounced title in development at the studio.
one of my favourite ever platformers ... But this rare is not the rare the made both banjo games, conker, jet force Gemini, goldeneye etc in the n64 era so who knows but it would be still a great announcement
I doubt rare would lead it. They are the kinect guys now. They have been reshaped into that role. I see this potential game going to another developer but with Rare being brought in for the Kinect functionality (advisery role)
keep your advice with you, 1. dont bring this fanboy talks in this article ,you indirectly saying switch to ps4 because rare is destroyed. 2.dont say shit if you dont know about it,the man behind donkey kong still works at rare,almost 60% team of rare is old team from n64 era,new are hired but are very intelegent and are most are tech guys which work for the technical part of games ,yeah it is right that many people are woking to develop styles for motion gaming combined with controllers so that their games can also attract hardcore gamers. 3.they are not only doing kinect games ,yeah making games with combination of both because the kinect does not wasted and there are 3 teams ,one team is working on kinect sports rivls and other 2 teams are working on unnounced ip. and waht matters most is they are creating games which can also appeal to netando lovers ,yeah MS is trieng to bring all geners and veriety to their consles with different type of quality games. have fun boddy let them do what they are doing both consoels are out and will have great games so there is no reason to hail the name of one company.
@JacklSbacK I have no idea what "fanboy talk" you are on about and no I am not saying "switch to PS4" as Microsoft do have other studios nor am I saying because Rare isn't the same you should switch (seriously what is the matter with you). I was merely saying, from their only role in recent years, they have been kinect focused. It is a good thing as Microsoft have that go to studio that has focused on the kinect so they can get working kinect games out and they can pass their experience onto other studios to get them using the Kinect (something that was lacking with the introduction of the Kinect). I don't see Microsoft getting Rare to make a platformers when they need them to keep pushing the kinect It is also worth noting I doubt 60% of the original 64 team is still there since that was a while ago (your talking 13 years it would be impressive for any studio to hold a large amount of the original team) and a lot let to make other studios like free radical
@Jack talk about god damn internet paranoia, jesus. Nothing in his comment suggesed switched to PS4, plus the irony is that you brought up PS4 yourself, on your own lol. It's well known Rare are hardcore on the kinect now, there was even an article earlier this year stating that they enjoyed it and Phil was happy for them to continue.
You have NO idea what you are talking about. I know for a FACT that most of the people from the Rare team back in the good days of N64 are still here. Believe me when I say this, but Kinect is small on their list of things to do with their upcoming projects/ips. Not only that, but they have hired a few key staffers not to long ago that will be primarily used to work on unbelievable content on the X1.
Chill, jack. The potential for Rare to do something great is still there. Lets not discount them yet. Kinect Sports Rivals is looking fantastic. I still have faith in them.
You're right, they aren't the same team. I hope Microsoft just allows rare to oversee development of titles that they hand off to other developers... Kind of like they've done with double helix . Rare has too many classic IPs to let go to waste, and there are too many talented developers out their that MS needs to build better relationships with.
Same team or not, theres definitely talent there... they made some artistically beautiful games on 360 like NaB and viva pinata. Maybe if theyre working on something theyve wanted to do forever they will make a better game.
I think we'll see a new Banjo or Conker game at E3 next year along with Crackdown.
Yeah but it will never be as good as 1 or 2 because most of those people aren't even there anymore because they can't stand Rare after MS took over. Hell instead of a proper Banjo 3 they were forced to turn it into an awful racing game.
Nuts and Bolts wasn't awful! Argh! p_p And hey, you never know...the new Banjo might be.....wait for it....better than the originals! http://i.imgur.com/2p9E5c4....
We may see something special from them soon.
They didn't even get a look in at developing Killer Instinct X1
Maybe it was planned like that. They couldn't work on KI because they were working on a platformer. (We can only hope!)
Yeah but we ended up with the steaming pile of crap that is Kinect Sports Rivals!
Yeah, but you really can't blame MS, that shit actually sells well.
Have you played the demo? Its actually quite fun to play with other people
I wish they could make another Kameo; that game was pretty good.
The Banjo series, outside of the Mario:Galaxy series, were my favorite platformers. Please bring them back. Please. Please? . . .
the bandwith of the esram is totall wrong
what are you even talking about??
really sorry :( wrong thread :(
No it wouldn't, Phil. It would NOT be great. The team that held sway over the gameplay and decisions of the original games have long since left your fold. You're left with a shell of their former glory that has yet to come anywhere close to proving themselves to be as...ahem!...rare of a talent as those people.
Banjo-Kazooie Kinect confirmed!
Kameo 2 please...
If they can make a platformer even close to the quality of the two original Banjo Kazooies it would be a great day for gamers. I still believe the the only thing close to rival Mario 64 during that generation was Banjo Kazooie and could even be arguably better depending on the person. If we can just get that kind of creativity back into the gaming community maybe people can stop arguing about consoles and focus on the games.
If they announced a PROPER new Banjo Kazooie platformer series on Xbone, without any garbage micro transactions, I might consider getting an Xbone. I hold Banjo Kazooie/Tooie very close to my heart, they're my childhood favorite games and pretty much taught me how to read, replacing books haha. However, I don't believe modern day Rare is capable of producing a title of quality like the original team did. While Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts was fun, it missed the magic of the original duology. This was due to higher levels of management making idiotic business decisions. Gah. I have my fingers crossed that Nintendo groups together the old team and mixes it with some new talent, buys back the rights to Banjo Kazooie (And other Rare titles) and releases them on their platform. This franchise would be way more at home with Nintendo opposed to Microsoft. Although Microsoft are scumbags and are probably running with the motto "If we don't make it, no one else ever will". F**k em'. Check this out if you're a fan of the originals, I hope it happens: http://www.nintendolife.com... Guh-Huh! #F**kexecutives
Stop teasing us Mr Phil. Its rumored rare has about 3 projects in the works, 2 of those are rumored to be adventure titles so im guessing banjoe, conker ,kameo or even a brand new ip. Rares kinect team is still adding finishing touches to kinect sports so i know the other teams definitly have stuff in the pipeline. Also with the new direction ms is taking. All their studios are been beefed up with talent(wont be surprised if former rare guys are back too).rare has been hiring alot of late. Phil spencer, ken lob and Phil harrison have been working hard to develop ms internal uk game studios especially rare and im sure rare will amaze. In a recent interview they even stated how the studio had been given their creative freedom to do what they love once again and phil spencer said the prototypes of some games rare showed him some months back where amazing...i cant wait to see what they have cooking. i still got a lot of faith in them..enjoyed kameo, viva pinata, kinect sports and im loving ks: pre season too. Keep the games coming in Phil.
New RARE are still a very talented studio, the Kinect Sports games have been great, Viva Pinata was awesome and I personally loved Kameo. I'd rather new RARE take a crack at a Banjo 3, there's still OG Rare developers and a lot of talented developers at new RARE.
They bring it back and ill buy an xbox one,
Spencer you tease. You even said Harrison and yourself went to RARE to confirm a super secret project. But you deleted the tweet.
It's pretty much offensive for this game studio to be called Rare now. They're so far removed from the great games they made before microsoft bought them and killed their soul.
Jet Force Gemini SHOULD COME TO XBOX ONE ITS WAS A VERY GOOD GAME TO PLAY AS I HOPE THAT MS WOULD BRING THIS GAME TO LIFE ON THE XBOX ONE SOON
But you would prefer them to make avatars and Kinect sports. It does not matter Rare probably lost the talented team behind all the great N64 games.
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