Eagle-eyed fans using Xbox activity tracking sites noticed Spencer loaded up the Xbox port of Banjo-Kazooie on June 1, playing for 37 minutes and unlocking one achievement: Get Jiggy, earned by collecting two puzzle pieces. He has not played the game since then, instead playing Elden Ring and Ninja Gaiden Sigma among other games, but the rumor mill has swirled anyhow. Speculation has ranged from a brand-new Banjo adventure–the long-awaited Banjo-Threeie mentioned at the end of Banjo-Tooie back in 2000–to a remake of the first game which one Twitter user called Banjo-Redooie, and that name is just *chef’s kiss.*
A 40-minute play session is being interpreted by some as a hint of a new game. On June 7, 2022, at 6:55 a.m. PDT, by Jason Fanelli There are 6 comments on this article. Every action taken by a top executive during this season of summer game announcements will fuel speculations and conjecture about what will be revealed. Due to his recent gaming history, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer, who is no stranger to veiled teasers, is stirring the fire.
Is this a calculated, purposeful effort to tease a new Banjo-Kazooie, or did a high-profile gaming exec simply decide to go retro for a half-hour before diving back into Elden Ring? We’ll find out when the Xbox and Bethesda Summer Games Showcase kicks off June 12 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email