“We’re buoyed by the innovation that’s ahead of us,” says Rare

By Stephany Nunneley
29 July 2011 14:31 GMT

Rare boss Scott Henson has said what excites he and his team the most, is “driving and leading innovation,” with what it is working on at the moment, and why the firm’s past gives credence to it.

Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, Henson said he doesn’t get tired of being asked when Rare will develop a core game again, because what it is doing now is “bolstered by the history,” of the company.

“I don’t get sick of it at all. One of the great things about Rare is it’s got this great heritage and history people have passion around,” he said. “I grew up on Rare games. I would like for people to really understand our future is bolstered by the history we have, but we’re buoyed by the innovation that’s ahead of us.

“It’s interesting when people ask questions like, well, will you do this kind of game or that kind of game? Some of those things I find limiting in terms of what the experience is. If you go talk to just an average person about what we’ve done with Kinect or Kinect Sports, honestly, it’s magic to them. They cannot get their head around the idea they’re moving and then there’s an avatar on the screen doing the exact same thing. Turn that into a sport and a whole bunch of activities with skill ranges and refined movement and big movements and it’s an incredible thing.

“Hopefully people get as excited about that as we do. We know there are millions of customers out there that are getting excited about it.

“When I get questions like that, hopefully people get the sense what really excites me is what we’re doing now and how we’re driving and leading innovation.”

Rare is currently at work on Kinect Sports 2.

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