Rare has increased its dedication to Microsoft's Kinect peripheral over the last few years. The immensely positive reaction to the revival of Killer Instinct, Rare's classic fighting series, has led many to wonder what the company's plans are regarding some of their other beloved IP. In an interview with OXM, Simon Woodroffe talked about some of Rare's possible future plans:
We've got ideas for most older Rare IP, you won't be surprised to hear...Viva Pinata, Conker...Banjo's very popular internally, a lot of people want to do stuff with Banjo.
This renewed desire to work with older franchises seems to stem from the Xbox One's improved Kinect, which will come packaged with every console. Until now, Rare's Kinect titles have had to focus solely on the peripheral. Now that every Xbox One owner will receive a Kinect, the company plans to integrate both standard and motion controls into their titles.
Hopefully these attempts to revive their classic franchises are more well-received than Rare's previous attempt to switch things up with Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, which earned mixed reviews. It will be intriguing to see how Rare adds Kinect functionality to some of their older titles, such as Perfect Dark, which Woodroffe implied is already being considered.