Watch the Banjo-Kazooie That Only the Audience at SXSW Got to Play

The audience at the SXSW Gaming Awards got to play a special Banjo-Kazooie experience, but Rare didn't announce a new game.


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The image you see above may look like it's from a new Banjo-Kazooie game, but it isn't.

What you see was a short demo created by a company called Audience Entertainment specifically for last night's SXSW Gaming Awards event.

Audience Entertainment creates experiences that allow an audience to interact with the big screen by tracking the audience movements, similar to the way Kinect works. In the demo featuring Banjo and Kazooie, the audience had its wave its hands to the right or to the left to get the characters to pick up musical notes and jigsaw puzzle pieces and achieve a high score.

As Rare explained on Twitter last night, the game was created exclusively for the crowd at SXSW.

So no new Banjo-Kazooie announcement yet, but it doesn't mean we won't get one in the future. In January, Microsoft said that it there will be another Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata, Blast Corps, and Battletoads someday.

"We have a lot of passion internally for each of the games. And we have surprises in store in the near and long future," Microsoft Studios creative director Ken Lobb said at the time.

You can watch the audience play the demo in the archived Twitch stream below.

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