A series of too-suspicious-to-be-circumstantial events has led the internet to believe a new Banjo-Kazooie game is in the works from Playtonic Games, the indie studio made up of former Rare developers now known for retro platformer Yooka-Laylee.
So it's a disappointment for anybody hoping for the return of Banjo-Kazooie, but possibly not forever - the popularity of retro platformers like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon in recent months means we wouldn't bank on Rare being tasked with a Banjo game at some point. Contemplating how a lot of a shopping for spree Microsoft has been on recently, choosing up studios corresponding to Ninja Principle, Obsidian Leisure, and Double Nice, this will likely come as a little bit of a aid to some. Properly, like Playtonic stated of their assertion, on November third, 2019, Ed Bryan, a personality artist who used to work for Uncommon, posted an image of a bag.
These, it was suggested, possibly indicated a Microsoft studio acquisition and the green light of a subsequent Banjo-Kazooie project developed by Playtonic.
The statement is very blunt, succinctly assuring fans that it is not working on a new Banjo title and is remaining an independent studio, though it does seem that Playtonic wouldn't mind getting to work with the beloved bear and bird duo once again.
Playtonic has had to issue a denial that they're involved in a new Banjo-Kazooie game, after fan speculation ran wild. Sure a new Banjo-Kazooie game developed with the talent that made so much of those original games would be neat, but PlayTonic has a pretty good new chapter of gaming going on with their current franchise as well. They can just make the game.