Banjo dev: Game play through time 'almost irrelevant'

Speaking to at a recent Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts press day at Microsoft's Reading HQ, Rare's senior animator Elissa Miller said that the time it takes gamers to play through a modern video game is pretty much "irrelevant".

Asked about the apparent move away from linear gaming to much more free experiences - LittleBigPlanet, Spore, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts - Miller said this is the kind of gaming she enjoys most.

"For some people, that's the most interesting part. I know it's what I enjoy the most. Rather than play a game through from start to finish, I like to get lost in it," said Miller.

She added: "The amount of time it takes to actually complete a game is almost irrelevant, nowadays."

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Product3568d ago

Isnt irrelevent to me.

JoySticksFTW3568d ago

Yeah, tell that to X-box fans that tried to nail MGS4 with a short play-through time less cut scenes.

Cheeseknight283568d ago

I'm just gonna hope that this isn't a hint that Banjo is one of the games that's 4-6 hours without exploration and still only 12 with it...

Don't let me down Rare. VP2 was amazing, I'm hoping this will be as well.