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Rare's Scott Henson on Kinect, Xbox 720 and the future of Banjo Kazooie and Perfect Dark

TechDigest: Hot on the heels of the Tokyo Games Show and our recent hands-on playtest with the latest features of Kinect Sports: Season 2, we sat down for a quick chat with Rare Studio head, Scott Henson. The ex-Xbox chief spoke about working as Kinect's core developer, next-gen Xbox consoles and the future of beloved franchises such as Banjo Kazooie and Perfect Dark. Read on for our full interview.

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EVILDEAD3601832d ago

Good Article..love Kinect Sports..look forward to Season 2..especially Darts and Golf

Evil

TBM1832d ago

Rare you use to be great now you're a shadow of your former selves. I think must of us who loved you then don't care what you done now.

coolbeans1832d ago

Being a shadow of what used to be the argueably the greatest developer of the 90's is nothing to be ignored. While most hardcore gamers are dissappointed that they couldn't keep that title standing today, Rare still has more artistic integrity than 95% of all other developers out there.

Being a huge Rare fan back in the N64, I'm disheartend with the route they've taken with Banjo, but I still can't deny they're a quality developer that branch out to so many genres that all have given me good experiences thus far, albeit not at the same level as its older days. Personally, I think everyone should just categorize each Rare-developed game of this gen, check them out on metacritic, and STFU until they find another dev with that same track record in such a short amount of time.

TBM1832d ago

ya sound really upset that most of us think Rare is a crappy a$$ developer now. this Rare is not the same as the old crew since they bolted to form other studios. basically Rare has SUCKED this generation period so i think you need to come to terms with that most of us have.

coolbeans1832d ago

I think you need to come to terms with the fact that your definition of "most of us" is really just a vocal minority on the internet. As I stated in my first post, I can certainly agree that Rare are not the same as they used to be since the n64 days; however, that doesn't mean the studio has "SUCKED" this generation.

When accounting for all of their games developed this gen, Rare averages in the low 80's on metacritc. I think you need to come to terms with your feelings and realize that dishearening =/= "crappy a$$ developer". It's posters like you that add absolutely nothing to conversations, but to only smear a company that still creates some good titles.

BuffMordecai1832d ago

Blind Rare fanboys are blind.