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There Was a 'Severe Culture Clash' Between Microsoft & Rare - Former Rare Dev

NowGamer: "The culture changed and it began to feel more Microsoft and less Rare" says developer who used to work at the studio.

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M-M1190d ago

A few days ago I was watching some Banjo Kazooie speed runs on Youtube, and I can't tell you how much I miss playing Rare games back in the day on my N64. I wish Rare wasn't tied with Microsoft so they could split from them and do what they love doing(which is making great games) instead of making Kinect games all day.

Gimmemorebubblez1190d ago

We still haven't really seen what they've been up to on the Xbone, to be fair.

buddymagoo1189d ago

If only Sony would have bought Rare. Imagine how great that would have turned out, I'm sure Sony would have gave them near total freedom and support. :o(

MikeMyers1189d ago

Rare needs to have a breakthrough title on the Xbox One. It's pretty sad what they've become over the years but Xbox fans are also partially to blame because Kameo and Viva Pinata were fun games but never sold that well. I did my part, I bought them (not Perfect Dark Zero).

I want to see them do something good besides Kinect only games.

GenericNameHere1189d ago

We've seen what they've done on the Xbox 360. People hated Perfect Dark and B&K: N&B. I think some people liked Conker and Kameo. Then they worked exclusively on Kinect stuff. Now, Killer Instinct is announced, and they're not even fully working on it. Some other developer is helping them. It doesn't matter what they can do on Xbox One. They've been with Microsoft for almost, if not, a decade, and they haven't really put out any groundbreaking games since leaving Nintendo.

We can only assume that if Rare stayed with Nintendo, they would have made even more groundbreaking games in 5 years than their entire time at Xbox.

minimur121189d ago

@buddymagoo - up untill recently, Sucker Punch were using a buddy's mo-cap studio.

Here's an example of how awesome Sony are

they bought Sucker Punch their own mocap studio, imagine how much that cost, along with all the fancy equipment like those f***loads of cameras, and the suits, and the little dot things

Autodidactdystopia1189d ago

The answer to all of rare's problems is Conker 2

Plain and simple.

Microsoft is leaving millions on the table by not making that.

seriously rare could return to greatness if msoft just said. "make it" "its time"

haha

CONKER MOTHER FUN-KING 2 !

do it

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SockeyBoy1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

I think Rare have given some gems on the 360; Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo, Viva Pinata (1&2), and BK Nuts and Bolts was pretty fun, it had a different twist on the series. Their Kinect games are the most enjoyable Kinect games, but I wish they would move away from the camera for a little while. IMO I would love to see a Kameo 2, or another Grabbed by the Ghoulies.

SilentNegotiator1189d ago

I have a breaking news update:

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUHHHHH

Did anyone think that the spirit of RARE wasn't crushed by Microsoft over time? Kameo? Pretty RARE-like. Viva Pinata (a game with MP)? Kind of RARE. BK: Nuts and Bolts, a game that was heavily about racing and other competitive MP elements? Not very RARE.

Kinect Sports? Not RARE.

People that say that Microsoft didn't have anything to do with the decline of RARE is a fanboy trying too hard. Go play Kameo. That is good old fashion RARE. The change came when XBL and Kinect was forced on them harder and harder.

Stryfeno21189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

New Battletoads Rare...Make it happen.

T21188d ago

Yes! Battletoads was awesome!

d_dogg20071189d ago

Of course there was it shows in their games! One wanted to create the other wanted to rape! Poor Rare never stood a chance with the Terminal cancer known as Microsoft!

kingmushroom1189d ago

How am I suppose concentrate on your comment with such avatar!

d_dogg20071189d ago

I get that a lot :) The gif is even better!

buynit1189d ago

Yea something seems to have gone wrong with rare, all the focus is on kinect.. I have no problems with kinect at all I like what it can do so if I ever do buy a Xb1 and rare is still stuck with kinect I hope hey have a huge break through with a game..

I thought it would have been with ki but evn that was mostly one b another dev..

sAVAge_bEaST1189d ago

Rare -007Golden eye.. +_-,

poor rare, got hoodwinked into a deal with the devil..M$

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