This ought to explain why Rare was nowhere to be seen at E3. According to Microsoft's Shane Kim, the Rare team has been busy being "intimately involved" with Project Natal.
They're doing an awful lot of work, even outside the traditional game space, I would say. Unfortunately I can't go into a lot of detail about that. Rare is alive and well and really having a broader impact on the entire Xbox world than just doing the games they traditionally have in the past.
It better be good. We wanted to catch a new Banjo Kazooie. Maybe they're making it Natal ready, then? We're sure to hear more from them soon -- in the not so distant soon, we hope.
- EA's Suderland: I like Natal, Sony's got a lot of great games, and the Xbox 360's maxed out
- Tetris creator on Project Natal: It's a very right step in a very right direction
- E3 2009: Aaron Greenberg thinks it's nice that the Wii and the PS3 are sharing the same space, but Natal would leapfrog over them both
- E3 2009: Shane Kim: Natal extended Xbox 360 life through 2015