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Rare Hints At Return To Key Franchises

Rare Hints At Return To Key Franchises

In a recent feature from Official Xbox Magazine (OXM), Rare’s creative director Simon Woodruffe hinted that the company has ideas for several of their iconic franchises, including Perfect Dark and Banjo-Kazooie. He also discussed how Rare is a technology-based company and how they plan to use their experience to push the boundaries of Xbox One.

“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 Perfect Dark and Viva Piñata, Conker… Banjo’s very popular internally, a lot of people want to do stuff with Banjo. We’re all about giving people new experiences. It’s a very technical studio. I’m relatively new – what I’ve learned is that Rare really knows 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 Kinect gives us new opportunities to do it.”

That doesn’t go to say that every one of their games would use Kinect exclusively. When discussing Perfect Dark, Simon clearly indicated that it would a game that uses Kinect along with the controller, something other popular shooters have done quite successfully, such as Dead Space 3 and Mass Effect 3.

For the full feature, visit OXM’s official website!

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One thought on “Rare Hints At Return To Key Franchises

  1. SpongicX

    This pisses me off! It’s not the Rare franchises without the original workers they blindly drove away. You can’t make a Conker sequel without Chris Seaver! Fans of the old franchises do not want to see their favorite games become new franchises, they want expansions and improvements that give us the feel of the old games, but with new features, and improvements. We don’t want Banjo to look blocky and build cars, we don’t want Perfect Dark to become an outerspace shooter, we don’t want Conker to become a civilization RPG! We want them left the way they were, but with new levels, moves, and better graphics.

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