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Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 9:24 pm
by dotEXE
https://www.reddit.com/r/BanjoKazooie/c ... oject_hes/

I don't want to get my hopes back up but... could be interesting. He answered no to every question but specifically didn't respond to Banjo Kazooie 3. I bet MS has their eyes open after the success of YL and Rare Replay. Could be?

pls no cars

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:36 pm
by Taylor
Well, I'll tell you this... Microsoft and Rare would be absolutely incredibly utterly stupid not to make a Banjo 3. Look at the interest Yooka-Laylee has for crying out loud.

It's a no brainer. If Banjo 3 isn't in production, they are surely delusional. Sitting on a goldmine.

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 5:47 am
by Yavga
What's an NDA... And who would make the game XD?

Idunno, mixed feelings really. Love BK/BT but for that reason I have doubts about it. It's like an Italian pasta made by the french. It's just not what it's supposed to be.

Unless... Playtonic would assist!

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 9:18 am
by Taylor
I presumed it meant something along the lines of 'No Disclosure Agreement'. I guessed by the context. Basically he can't tell anyone about the project.

Despite what I said about the goldmine, I also have my doubts about a new Banjo platformer, to be honest. I actually find myself liking Yooka-Laylee more; Banjo's abilities are admitedly quite sluggish nowadays, just as parodied in Nuts & Bolts. Even with talon trot, Yooka and Laylee just seem so much more fluid to me -- not to mention fresh and exciting.

However, Banjo was a huge part of my childhood, so I will stand by that Rare need to make Banjo 3. Preferably following on from Tooie story-wise... and hopefully re-exploring old levels back in the lair/Isle O' Hags, as well as brand new areas connected to them.

I actually think the most sensible thing to do would be a rehaul of the whole series to introduce it to kids. Maybe a HD remake of Banjo-Kazooie with significant additions and changes to make it fresh, but extremely nostalgic. Hmm...

(I'm not really thinking this through, just rambling).

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 12:37 pm
by MattUmby
If they DO make a Banjo-Threeie game, then it might end up quite dissimilar to the originals. How many of the old gang left for Playtonic, again? I'd say it was a fair majority.

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 3:42 pm
by Xellos
On one hand, I'd really like to have a hypothetical Banjo-Threeie to close off the Banjo series with a bang. But on the other hand - with only a few people left who had any involvement with making BK and BT at Rare Ltd, the odds are against it from reaching the same quality standard as the original two Banjo games are. Because it is usually the case that when a new team works on an IP they have never worked on before, it pales in comparison to its predecessor like The Darkness 2 or Fear 3 is. I think it's better for Rare Ltd to remake BK and BT from the ground up, with minimal adjustments here and there like they did with Conker: Live & Reloaded, before they take a shot at "Banjo-Threeie". In order to see how well a 3D platformer exclusively for the Xbox One would fare.

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 5:09 pm
by NPChilla
Not holding my breath. This IS Microsoft after all.

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 10:40 pm
by Taylor
Undeniable proof:


Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 4:14 am
by GrayMagicΓ

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:03 pm
by Rueckkoppler

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 2:37 pm
by Scrubber
I saw this as it went down on Twitter. I also noticed Grant reacted to each tweet APART from the Banjo ones.

I don't know if we should think anything of it to be honest remember all the "evidence" last year?

This year is the first year in ages that I'm looking forward tk e3 and NOT expecting Banjo. I don't wanna start getting my hopes up again.

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 8:07 pm
by Rueckkoppler

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 2:33 am
by Taylor
Someone asked him a few days ago to like their tweet if he is not working on Banjo 3 in any way, and Grant did like it.

So...

Who knows. The mystery thickens.

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:26 am
by Scrubber

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 4:15 pm
by GrayMagicΓ

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:03 am
by Operationgamer17
We probably know what the "secret project" is.
https://www.twitter.com/grantkirkhope/s ... 5393212416

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:03 pm
by Piet

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:21 pm
by Piet

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:22 am
by Banjo-Kaizo

Re: Grant's Secret Project ... [link]

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:10 pm
by Scrubber
Microsoft and Rare wouldn't bother bringing in freelancers when they have Robin Beanland.

It isn't Banjo.