There might not be a new Banjo-Kazooie game in the works, but developer Rare did pick a couple of familiar characters to illustration motion controls and audience participation at this weekend’s SXSW Gaming Awards.
The short clip featured both Banjo and Kazooie flying around the big screen, seemingly controlled by the audience’s waving arms. There is a nifty video of the awards available (Banjo-Kazooie is around three-minutes in), but Twitch, in its great wisdom, has muted the audio for copyright purposes.
This experience was created specifically for SXSW by Audience Entertainment, and it raises a couple of interesting questions: Will we ever see a new Banjo-Kazooie game? Will this sort of technology appear outside of tech demos?
What we do know: Rare is definitely putting in long hours on something, referred to as the “spiritual successor” to Banjo-Kazooie. In the meantime, the studio’s sharing its characters with a number of other developers. Conker is set to pop up in Project Spark, while Battletoads are appearing in Shovel Knight real soon now…
(Image via Geoff Keighley)