Rare May Return To Banjo, Perfect Dark, Viva Pinata, And/Or Other IP

Speaking with OXM at Gamescom, Rare’s Simon Woodroffe hinted that they may return to older IP after the release of Kinect Sports Rivals next spring.

“When we launched Kinect obviously there was a big focus on ‘everything must be Kinect. 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.

This news makes this Rare fan very, very happy and excited! Now I’m anticipating Rivals’ release even more so that we can finally see a return an older IP (platforming Banjo-Kazooie, please?). What do you think? What game do you want to see Rare return to the most? Share your opinion in the comments!