The current resurgence of Banjo-Kazooie isn’t shocking, thanks largely to the pleasant releationship that Microsoft and Nintendo have. Banjo-Kazooie is playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and the primary Banjo-Kazooie sport is at present accessible to play on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack’s Nintendo 64 library.
However, regardless of all the eye and bulletins that the franchise has seen up to now 5 or so years, there hasn’t been a brand new Banjo-Kazooie sport in a few years. In truth, there’s fairly a couple of Microsoft franchises which have gone dormant for a very long time. Xbox head Phil Spencer addressed this in an interview with Windows Central, saying that “you’ve seen from our historical past that we haven’t touched each franchise that individuals would love us to the touch — Banjo followers, I hear you. But it’s true that, after we discover the correct workforce, and the correct alternative, I like going again to revisit tales and characters that we’ve seen beforehand”.