Rare says it has ideas for Kinect in Perfect Dark, Banjo, Viva Pinata

Friday, 23rd August 2013 16:31 GMT By Dave Owen

Many have been disappointed about Rare’s restriction to making Kinect games. It hasn’t bothered them, as they as they have a few ideas how to get their classic game brands onto Xbox One – and Kinect will be involved.

It’s been honing its skills by developing next year’s Kinect Sports Rivals, which uses Kinect, but also a controller to handle menu navigation and the like. It’s an approach Rare is keen to develop when they’re free to work on other projects.

It’s an example of what some hope will happen now that Kinect ships with every Xbox One console. As every player will have it, it can be used as much or as sparingly as a developer likes. Before, when Kinect was more of an add-on novelty, games had to be nothing but Kinect, which restricted the sort of games available.

“We’ve got ideas for most older Rare IP, you won’t be surprised to hear,” Rare’s Simon Woodroffe said to OXM. “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.

“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 this sensor gives us new opportunities to do it, with the fidelity it has now.”

What would you like to see Rare do next after Kinect Sports Rivals launches next year?



  1. Lengendaryboss

    “Many have been disappointed about Rare restriction to making Kinect games.” You Dave have just said what i was going to say give yourself a cookie, on me :P

    #1 11 months ago
  2. Dave Owen

    @1 Haha, thanks! That was the diplomatic way of putting it, too…

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Dark

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Lengendaryboss


    #4 11 months ago
  5. Gheritt White

    NO! What people want, Simon – and what I’d wager what your staff wants, too – are some PROPER games, not this hands-free waggle shit!

    #5 11 months ago
  6. ps3fanboy

    oh how the mighty have fallen…. i guess thats how it goes when you sell your soul to the devil…

    #6 11 months ago
  7. pcbros

    @6 – Just because your 486, 4MB RAM, Windows 95 PC can’t handle any games, besides text-based games, don’t be a hater.

    #7 11 months ago
  8. PS4FANB0Y

    @10 – You buying a Sony Ouya too? Yeah! I’m not the only one! Soon we can play games like Doodle Jump on our $400 next-gen console!

    #8 11 months ago
  9. ps3fanboy

    @11, you can already on the xbone and it cost even 100 dollars more!!… LOL!

    #9 11 months ago
  10. PS4FANB0Y

    I hope Sony can make games for the PS Camera! I want to see myself on the screen and watch cheesy explosions around my face :D

    Weez gonna be famous! Look ma’ I on TV!

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Animeboy413

    Hi PS4 Fanboy

    #11 11 months ago
  12. Animeboy413

    Hi, PS3 Fanboy

    #12 11 months ago
  13. Cobra951

    The wonders of NO moderation. Too entertaining.

    #13 11 months ago
  14. Javinator

    The fact that Sonys own President fell asleep at the Sony conference shows how boring it was:

    PS4=Sony Ouya

    #14 11 months ago
  15. Beersup

    I would too. Nothing interesting or innovative going on with the PS4.

    #15 11 months ago
  16. PS4FANB0Y

    @18 – We have lots of cool things going on!

    Pitfall (Original Atari Edition)
    Asteroids Remix
    Doodle Jump EX
    Pong 4-Color Edition
    Break Out (Colecovision Edition)

    Who needs AAA titles!

    #16 11 months ago
  17. alimokrane

    They might as well change their name to Rarinect.

    #17 11 months ago
  18. Gheritt White

    This thread makes me want to kill myself.

    #18 11 months ago
  19. GwynbleiddiuM

    @21 You’re not alone!

    #19 11 months ago
  20. Jesus Christ

    It’s kinda amazing how something can fail so hard before even being released. But somehow the pshit4 managed to do it! Pre-orders are so low that they just might sell the PS brand — but I doubt someone will buy that train wrack.

    #20 11 months ago
  21. stockops3

    Lol PS4Fanboy how childish can you get going to PS3fanboys level, lots of childish trolling makes me lol. More indie titles the better imo.

    #21 11 months ago
  22. PS4FANB0Y

    @24 – There are tons of indie games on the Ouya and it’s $100.

    Steam also has hundreds of indie games and it’s free. So not sure how indie games make the PS4 special.

    #22 11 months ago
  23. GwynbleiddiuM

    @25 Because having more options on different platforms is a bad thing, amirite?

    It makes it special for the developers it allows them to self-publish their games for more than just PC and mac and Ouya and iPad…

    #23 11 months ago
  24. PS4FANB0Y

    @25 – Having more options is good, but focusing on something (indie games) that can played on other platforms (Ouya, Steam, etc) for less money is not smart.

    #24 11 months ago
  25. stockops3

    @27 But focusing that on Handheld indie titles is every better, playing all these great indie games on the go, focusing on indie developers mean more exclusive indie games on PS4/PSVita. And PS4 has a great mix of Epic PS4 Titles and indie gamers.

    #25 11 months ago
  26. PS4FANB0Y

    @28 – With all respect, can you name me 5 epic PS4 titles? So far Sony has only secured indie exclusives. Where are the AAA exclusives?

    #26 11 months ago
  27. Javinator

    Btw, Sony Ouya comes out November 15

    #27 11 months ago
  28. Blackened Halo

    European: Only a dumb can say PS4 is better than PC… You SHOULD really realize that PS4 (as well as Xbox One) is Windows-based console with x86 architecture what means it is basicly a PC :-) And do you really think this ‘PC’ for 400 bucks can beat modern hi-end PCs? Dream on pal.. Dream on.. Your so-called ‘next-gen’ consoles are archaic already even now, a couple of months before their release…

    #28 11 months ago
  29. Fluffytoast

    As a hardcore and long time Banjo fan, my heart flutters at the thought of a new game…then sinks straight back to the ground if it’ll use Kinect. Why must they contrive a way to use Kinect just for the sake of it?

    #29 11 months ago
  30. European

    Deep down,Infamous,killzone,Drive club,Knack

    Can u list 5 exclusive games for xbot1

    #30 11 months ago
  31. European

    xbot1 came on 2002 lol

    such a old hardware

    #31 11 months ago

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