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Submitted by Manic2014 192d ago | news

Rare Has Miscrosoft's Support And New Games In Development

Microsoft Studios Europe chief Phil Harrison told Eurogamer that despite the recent round of layoffs to hit the former Banjo-Kazooie developer, Microsoft has no plans to abandon the studio. (Microsoft, Rare, Xbox One)

Axios2  +   192d ago
It will be good to see what Rare has in-store
christocolus  +   192d ago
And from the article they seem to have multiple titles in development.
MurDocINC  +   192d ago
I hope one of them is Jet Force Gemini 2.
truefan1  +   192d ago
I have stated I wouldn't be shocked if a Rare game is announced at Gamescom. Months back Rare stated they had multiple titles in development in an interview. introducing old rare titles in Kinect Sports Rives and Conker was just the beginning. Those games are old so they have to introduce younger gamers to those Rare titles, the games do still have to be successful.

Take that old Black Tusk tech demo and make the guy Johanna Dark.
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3-4-5  +   192d ago
I still have a feeling that have at least ONE more Kinect game releasing on XB1.
christocolus  +   192d ago
This is great, I still have a lot of faith in Rare. Hope we get a new kameo, pd ,banjoe and viva p down the road.

“Harrison said Rare was currently working on new games that would be unveiled when they're ready.

"Rare is working on a couple of things at the moment," he said, "which we will announce at the right time. But I'm really excited by the things they're doing and I believe you will be as well when you hear about them.”

Can't wait.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   192d ago
This is good news indeed:)
stragomccloud  +   192d ago
Too bad all of the real talent is already gone. Hopefully they rubbed off on everyone.
timotim  +   192d ago
It doesn't really matter who's still there or not at this point...what's important is that whatever game they have in the cooker, that its a GOOD GAME. That the leaders lead well and inspire whoever is there to do there best work.

343 doesn't have most former Bungie members either...that didn't stop Halo 4 from having the best SP campaign in any previous Halo game, nor a solid MP while winning many graphics of the year awards...
Deadpoolio  +   192d ago
What? Most of 343i is in fact former Bungie employees
lets_go_gunners  +   192d ago
I have this weird feeling inside. Nostalgia maybe...I want to see a new banjo or viva pinata or if possible a new rare fighting game.
creatchee  +   192d ago
Battletoads HD would be stellar. Blast Corps would be like sexytime.
desertpunk86  +   192d ago
bringing back conker,banjo and viva pinata is one of the most requested on xbox feedback but i think perfect dark deserves another chance.
Wikkid666  +   192d ago
Conker was added to Project Spark, so people can make their own Conker game.
JBSleek  +   192d ago
Uh totally not the same. Conker has so much personality to him that he wouldn't even be scratched if only utilized in Project Spark.
CaptainYesterday  +   192d ago
Taboo: The Sixth Sense HD confirmed? :P
Gezmoyassine  +   192d ago
Has Microsoft ever recouped the initial investment it made in Rare?..How much was it again 370 million?

If Rare has Microsoft's support,why did Microsoft lay off people from Rare?...I understand it was a business decision but still.
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JBSleek  +   192d ago
I mean that would depend on how you look at it.

Have they made that money back specifically from Rare creations? Likely not.

Has MS as a company made that money back? Well no question.
mhunterjr  +   192d ago
Not sure, but they sold a crap ton of kinect cameras, kinect bundles, and kinect related software...

Still I'd like to see them get back to some of their core IP, even if it means workin with other developers like they've done with KI.
Gezmoyassine  +   192d ago
Rare really need to get their Mojo back,the backlog of IPs that they have at their disposal is just crazy...Come on use them Rare!!! What are they waiting for...an invitation?
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timotim  +   192d ago
Im sure they have. Rare is the studio behind one of the Xbox 360's biggest selling games in Kinect Sports (more than 15M copies sold) as well as the 360 avatar system for 360 as well. These two ventures alone have made back that money and then some.
Gamer666  +   192d ago
This is where I am going to measure Spencer's success. To date, everything has been easy decisions...

Now, he needs to make the hard decision of what Rare does next...

Go back to its roots or continue Kinecting?
corvusmd  +   192d ago
Bet money one of their titles is Perfect Dark...how could they ignore all the hype?
maniacmayhem  +   191d ago
All I want from Rare is a new Perfect Dark and some BattleToads!

Battletoads more than anything else, that is a classic game and it would be awesome if MS made the beat 'em up genre popular again.

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