Banjo & Kazooie as seen in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Rare is currently hard at work on its new game Everwild and is still busy providing regular updates for Sea of Thieves. What about some of its older IP, like Banjo-Kazooie and Conker - will any of these characters ever make a return?

In the same Kotaku interview, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said this decision was entirely up to Rare while also noting the positive response to the revival of the Battletoads not long ago:

“I leave it up to the studios in terms of the things that they want to go work on. I have a lot of respect for Rare and the work that they do. They do like building new things, and they’ve seen success with Sea of Thieves. I think they’re really excited about Everwild. But also the response to Battletoads was nice. And I think [partner studio] Dlala did a good job with the game."

The last time Conker and Banjo-Kazooie were really sighted was in the Rare Replay collection. Although, Banjo-Kazooie did appear in Nintendo's all-star brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC fighter and is receiving an amiibo makeover next year.

Phil also mentioned how he is often sent emails asking similar questions about the revival of older IP:

"My inbox is full of: ‘Let every studio do new [intellectual property].’ And also: ‘Why have you brought back Crimson Skies and Blinx?’"

Would you like to see Rare bring back its bear, bird and squirrel in some new adventures? Are you looking forward to learning more about Rare's new IP, Everwild? Share your thoughts down below.