If you, like me, are a fan of all things bird and bear when it comes to Banjo-Kazooie, then there’s a chance you heard rumblings of some sort of showing for the duo over this past weekend. Well, it happened. A new Banjo-Kazooie was shown at the SXSW game awards show.
Before you lose your cool, friends, it looks like this is nothing too crazy official. The Banjo game shown at SXSW was nothing more than a motion-controlled audience experience. It was made by Audience Entertainment, and it was used just to keep the show-goers happy with crowd-based play.
But, still, one has to hope that Microsoft will have Rare doing more than this. Please? We know Rare is at work on something, but we don’t know whether or not that work involves Banjo-Kazooie. This motion control thing? Yeah, not many fans of the old Rare want them near that stuff anymore.
Now, if you want to watch all this in action, you can head to the Twitch archived version of the award ceremony. Unfortunately, it’s been muted because of copyright stuff. The good news? If you move to about three minutes into the clip, you can catch this weird Banjo-Kazooie game in action.
Honestly, it’s a cool way to keep an audience entertained. I know it’s really hip right now to get upset at Microsoft for what it has done to Rare in the past. And, certainly, I want more from the studio. This? This is just a nifty little one-off, and nothing to get upset over.