Xbox Live Arcade Sports Title Rumored in Development at Rare

Microsoft-owned UK developer Rare may be working on a sports-themed Xbox Live Arcade title that makes use of the Vision camera, according to Xbox 360 Fanboy. The site claims to have the inside scoop on the project, punnily titled The Fast & The Furriest.

The game is supposedly a collection of sports minigames like the 100 meter dash, hurdles, and curling, all with a Rare twist--the curling game replaces the stone with timid Diddy Kong Racing (N64) turtle Tip Tup, for instance. Most of the games can purportedly be controlled using gestures in combination with the Vision camera.

Players can also use the camera to put their faces on Rare's stable of characters, giving the impression of animal-suited mascots competing in a sporting competition. According to Xbox Live Fanboy, Rare will later expand the game with downloadable content packs for sports like croquet, bowling, volleyball, and fishing.

Rare's last offering was the pinata life simulator Viva Pinata (PC, X360), and the company is currently developing a third title in the Banjo Kazooie series for Xbox 360. Shacknews contacted Microsoft for comment, but has not yet received a response.

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    January 4, 2008 3:01 PM

    oh yea, im gonna rush out to get a camera now

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