Rare to deliver motion control keynote at Develop 2010

Creative director Andreas to talk about studio's Natal launch title

Rare creative director George Andreas is to deliver a keynote on the Microsoft studio's Project Natal launch title at this year's Develop conference, which takes place in Brighton in July.

In his presentation, entitled 'The Future IS Controller-Free Games and Entertainment' - Andreas will talk candidly about how Rare is creating one of the premier launch titles for Project Natal.

He will also discuss the challenges a new design philosophy for Natal has brought the studio, warning: "Everything you've learnt over the last 25 years - throw it away!"

The presentation will also take a brief look at Rare's last entry into the physical play space, and outline its vision for the future of physical-based gaming.

Andreas has worked within the games industry for over 18 years and been involved in the creation of a number of Rare titles, including Donkey Kong Country, Banjo Kazooie, DK64 and Kameo.

The Develop in Brighton Conference will take place between July 13-15. Other confirmed speakers for the event are Peter Molyneux and Tim Schafer.

Related stories

Rare's voyage into uncharted waters with Sea of Thieves

Studio head Craig Duncan and executive producer Joe Neate discuss Rare's approach to its first service-based game

By Haydn Taylor

Tickets on sale for Develop in Brighton - 10% discount for GI.Biz readers

New Micro Indie Pass offers better access to small studios

By Dan Pearson

Latest comments (4)

Tony Johns7 years ago
I would like to see if RARE can redevelop themselves and turn back the clock to when they used to make really great games again.

I miss the old RARE...I believe that they should just be themselves and not try to be pushed into bringing innovation if it was not as fun as their previous games from their Spectrum and Nintendo days.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Josef Brett Animator 7 years ago
That's a little harsh. Not everyone liked the Viva games, but they had their merits. Just because they weren't Goldeneye, doesn't mean they weren't good!

I'm looking forward to the Rare Natal game...
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.7 years ago
Josef, I think Tony's issue is that Rare put out 2 AAA 90+ rated titles every year on the N64 but now seem relegated to being shoved into the role of console service pusher every couple of years with little high quality content to show for it.

It would only be harsh if it weren't true.

Granted I too am interested in what they have planned for Natal but would definitely like to see Rare be Rare once again.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply
Show all comments (4)
Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 7 years ago
Whilst I do miss the old RARE as I'm sure a lot of people do, it would be quite healthy for them to start anew, I'm looking forward to whatever is coming up.
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.