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What is Rare doing?

Postby GameFreak » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:33 pm

(Now, this post has nothing to do with Playtonic Games. I am curious about what Rare themselves are doing.)

I am honestly SUPER curious as to what Rare ltd is cooking up, if anything at all! They said Kinect is no longer there priority...thank god...however what does that mean? Are they finally planning to revisit there old franchises or start anew? Will Rare announce something this year at E3? There last game was Kinect Sports Rivals and I doubt they'll actually make another.

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Re: What is Rare doing?

Postby Xellos » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:39 pm

The latest rumors on Rare Ltd say there working on "Banjo-Threeie".

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Re: What is Rare doing?

Postby Taylor » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:39 pm

I've said it so many times, but I think all the subtle hints have been pointing to Banjo-Threeie. Expect something really great at E3, I'd say.
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Re: What is Rare doing?

Postby Scrubber » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:53 pm

I doubt they will now or ever work on Banjo threeie. They WILL continue to use the IP but they won't ever call a game banjo-threeie i believe. I would do anything for it however.

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Re: What is Rare doing?

Postby Scrubber » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:14 pm

If they make a true sequel to Banjo-Tooie with all the platforming and collecting then I WANT it to be called Banjo-Threeie.

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Postby dotEXE » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:16 pm

I expect a Banjo Threeie announcement this year more than any and here's why:

* Microsoft is using this year to "Celebrate Rare", and Banjo-Kazooie is among their most loved and demanded franchises.
* There was recently a tech demo for Xbox One that used Banjo-Kazooie assets (though not in a way I would want the BK3 game to be... and not by Rare, they were borrowed with permission but STILL that builds hype around the characters)
* Phil Spencer going out of his way to say he would be okay with BK being in Sm4sh.
* Banjo has been repeatedly teased this year, including being name dropped in several interviews regarding what Rare is going to be doing.
* Playtonic Game's Gavin Pierce said he knows what Rare was working on before he left and "fans of Banjo Kazooie will be satisfied".
* The project building buzz wouldn't be Conker because that's being released in Project Spark, I don't think it's Battletoads, which basically leaves Banjo Kazooie.
* 3D platformers are getting HUGE demand, and Microsoft has now seen this. I know Microsoft isn't a company to move first into uncertain territory usually, so now that demand has been proven they may move.
* There has been a LOT of general buzzing about Banjo and Kazooie in Smash and coming from Microsoft, and the rumor mill tends to start running hardest before a big announcement.

If there's no Banjo Threeie announcement this year, I honestly don't think it'll ever happen. But I'm really hopeful. I think this year is going to be Year of the Year for years to come.
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Re: What is Rare doing?

Postby dotEXE » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:20 pm

As long as they don't make Anthropomorphic Honey Bear Alongside Fictional Species of Bird: Return of the Beauty Obsessed Witch - Sprockets and Washers I'll be cool with it.
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Re: What is Rare doing?

Postby Lufkin » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:47 pm

I don't know what they are doing, but if they indeed do a *good* Banjo-Kazooie game, I will have to buy a Xbox One literally just for this game.

A good Banjo-Kazooie and Project Ukulele? If it happens, what a time to be alive.

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Re: What is Rare doing?

Postby dotEXE » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:09 am

Oh me too. I would absolutely buy an Xbox One the day a real Banjo Threeie came out. Zero question about it.
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Re: What is Rare doing?

Postby NPChilla » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:35 am

Considering how it's been pretty much exactly a year since Rare's last game came out (the mega-flop Kinect Sports Rivals), they've been working on something for at least 12 months.
So we'll likely have something to look at for E3.

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Re: What is Rare doing?

Postby Helioptile » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:06 am

The thing is... will it be just like Kazooie and Tooie? The key members of Rare left to make Playtonic Games, remember. What if the spiritual successor is better than the long-awaited sequel? I'm assuming that, but I do hope Rare of today can replicate the masterpieces of 3 generations ago well.
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Re: What is Rare doing?

Postby Lufkin » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:04 pm

That's why I will wait for the game to be released to watch videos / read reviews to be sure it's good. At the moment, I'm way more exited for Ukulele than a new Banjo game.

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