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Rare discusses the future

Posted by Mike Zatorski

More reboots in line.

Rare has mentioned that after Kinect Sports Rivals releases, they will be working on new methods to bring back some favorite past games to the Xbox One, however, they will be utilizing Kinect as well. In an interview with Simon Woodroffe and OXM at Gamescom, he stated "the studio is keen to develop that approach to come up with new spins on its historic titles."

When we launched Kinect obviously there was a big focus on 'everything must be Kinect,'" he said in a behind-closed-door chat at the show. "Now it's in the box, use it where it make sense, don't where it doesn't. It can be used in some really - not gimmicky ways, which is what I think you'll see a fair amount of - but ways that actually really enhance the game. We've got some ideas for how to use it in the right way." Which might even be in a new Perfect Dark.

"Maybe! We've got an idea for that. It would be controller plus Kinect. We've got ideas for most older Rare IP, you won't be surprised to hear. There's quite a lot of desire to do that, and Viva Pinata, Conker... Banjo's very popular internally, a lot of people want to do stuff with Banjo.

"So if we can find the right - we're all about giving people new experiences, that's what we want to do. It's a very technical studio. I'm relatively new, what I've learned is they're brilliant at technology, they really know how to make creative things out of technology.

We want to find that thing that nobody's ever done before and make a game out of it. We should be inventing new genres, inventing new ways to play. And this sensor gives us new opportunities to do it, with the fidelity it has now."

With the potential reboots of Perfect Dark, Viva Pinata, Conker and Banjo, it could well end up being a phenomenal first year for the Xbox One.


User Comments (3)



Anthinator said:

I've been clamouring for a new Banjo and Conker. I would seriously go bananas if they ever announced a sequel to either.



holchasaur said:

@Anthinator - Honestly, I'd be happy with a sequel to any Rare series that was established on the N64, but I think a traditional Banjo-Kazooie would make a lot of sense to be the first in line for an comeback. Microsoft could really benefit from a recognizable, family-friendly mascot (or two, in this case) leaning against the shoulder of Master Chief and the Gears cast in its Xbox advertisements.

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