I always like to think of Mario Odyssey as an example of how to properly modernize a platformer and Yooka Laylee as an example of how NOT to do it properly.I always think of how would they modernize them. When I hear people say Ape Escape, I think a Monster Hunter type deal. Gex you get options with hus whole schick. Banjo seems lost to time though. Like most other of his ilk, they seem like fond memories that should stay there.
And it's funny when people point to Y-L as proof that Banjo can't work these days when the problem is that Y-L wasn't exactly a modernization of the Banjo formula but rather a 1:1 copy. Arguably even worse.
I think if a new Banjo were to be made, I wouldn't expect it to be EXACTLY like the old games.