Don't Get Your Hopes Up About Banjo-Kazooie, Suggests New Xbox Rumour

For years and years now, we've been desperately hoping that Xbox might develop a new game in the Banjo-Kazooie series, but nothing has materialsed as of yet. And supposedly, that might remain the case for a long time to come.

Windows Central's Jez Corden mentioned the possibility of a new Banjo game on the Xbox Two podcast last week, stating that Xbox "categorically" isn't working on a new entry right now. Here's the full quote:

"I can tell you right now, categorically, there is no Banjo game in development as of this podcast. On the 26th of June 2024, there is no Banjo game in development right now."

Despite this, it was mentioned back in January by YouTube's NateTheHate that there was an "active project" related to Banjo-Kazooie inside of Xbox, but it was only greenlit in early 2023 and plans could still change. There's no telling what the status is right now, but Jez seems pretty confident here that a game is not currently in development.

Xbox at least knows that we're interested though. Phil Spencer acknowledged this in an interview late last year, telling fans that he hears our calls for a Banjo game, but also that it's important to "find the right team and opportunity".

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