Rare Already “Deep in Development” of Next “Eye-Opening” AAA Game Possibly Using Unreal and Cloud

There have been rumors and whispering voices about another game by Microsoft-owned Banjo-Kazooie developer Rare after Kinect Sport Rivals, and a few new career opportunity ads seem to indicate that the game has been in development for quite a while, also giving a few hints on its nature.

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Abash1513d ago

I hope so, Rare has to really go above and beyond with their next game if they want gamers to have their faith restored in them as developers

thisismyaccount1513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

<<<What´s left of>>> Rare Already “Deep in Development” of Next “Eye-Opening” AAA Game Possibly Using Unreal and Cloud

... the good ones left the company long time ago.

gjruk1513d ago

So you know each and every member of Rare do you? Or you just going on that ol' band wagon of, 'everyone left, they're dead now' well lets see what they can do now they have freedom to create what they want, then judge. Just because some talent left, does not mean they can't create a good game!

tinynuggins1513d ago

That argument was played out 5 years ago and can be said about most studios. New talent can be hired. Companies can go through ups and downs. I've enjoyed all of their games that I've played with the exception of the sports games so let's give them another chance on a action/adventure game which is their strength anyway.

christocolus1513d ago


Rare has always developed their games in samll teams within the studio and currently they have over 170 devs(and are currently recruiting).that's more devs than even some full blown AA studios also lost talents can always be replaced by even better ones,chris seavor and grant are still very close to Phil spencer and the fact that they lost some talents doesn't mean jack..this year alone so many top studios lost great talents and while some have already filled those vacant spots others are currently in the process. it will take just one really good title to get them back where they used to be. Grabbed by the ghoulies, Kameo, Viva pinata and even kinect sports 1 and 2 were very good titles and majority of the devs who built those games are still at Rare.

I'm just glad to see Phil Spencer allowing them be themselves once more. Everything seems to be going well now with Phil as head and putting Phil harrison and Ken lobb to oversee all MS UK studio efforts is a great step.Phil&Ken have good eyes for great talent and this is just one of the rumored titles currently in development at the studio,Phil harrison stated earlier this year that they were working on some unannounced titles. Keyword “some”

gangsta_red1513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

And there can be no new good ones?

All of their games have been above quality. Say what you want about the Kinect games but they looked and played fantastic. Banjo Nuts and Bolts in my opinion was a great game, Viva Pinata was surprisingly addictive and Perfect Dark 0 and Kameo were great games in the early life of the 360.

So the "good ones" are still there. Don't let this site fool you into believing that Rare is dead.

Pogmathoin1513d ago

Good ones left Naughty Dog too.... And Santa Monica...... But no problems......

Docknoss1513d ago

Nay sayer, GTFO of xbox articles if your
gonna attempt to take away my happy.

mikeslemonade1513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

I'm excited. I need a 3-D platformer fix.

Ryan7411513d ago

You could argue that the the same is currently happening at the Uncharted team but we still have high hopes for that game. Don't be a Debbie Downer, nobody likes her.

donthate1513d ago

Except Kinect Sports has been pretty damn good!

I hope Rare injects some Kinect love into their next AAA game!

jrshankill1512d ago

I love this "Rare was great but now they suck" bull.

Rare made some of the absolute worst games ever on the NES. I will give them Donkey Kong Country on SNES... but they hit their stride with the n64.

They weren't always these "gods of development". They had tons of awful games too like any other company, before and after the N64.

lfc_4eva1512d ago

And get replaced by younger, hungrier and more talented people.

Happens in any company!

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MrSwankSinatra1513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

Rare Ltd is not Rareware. I don't see how people don't understand this. People keep clinging on to hope that somehow Rare is just going to somehow return to their former glory. It's simply not the case.

What Rare needs to do is focus on new ideas. trying to regain the former glory of what the company used to be doesn't work for them.

die_fiend1513d ago

When Rare left Nintendo they died

Retroman1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )


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would-love-to-play-CONKERS-BA NJO-KAZOOIE-BATTLETOAD-on-ps3

christocolus1513d ago

E3 2015 reveal...I'm calling it now.

OT:I wish Rare would make a cross over game featuring their top icons i.e conker, banjoe, kameo, pdz, viva and battletoads.

Go_Go_Se7en_301513d ago

A next gen "Battletoads & Double Dragon" using UE4+Cloud??? 0_0

gjruk1513d ago

As good as the cross-over sounds in my head, Banjo and Conker interacting with each other etc... I'd rather they both had their own games, along with every other character. The only cross-over i'd maybe like to see is a Mario Kart type of game, but even then... Just bring me Banjo and Conker, the great big mighty poo was the funniest boss battle i've ever played.

christocolus1513d ago

Damn..I would kill for a mario kart type game and the funny thing about this is rare actually has enough characters to put into such a game but something tells me this could be something entirely different from what they've done in the past maybe a mature action adventure title or even a mature fantasy adventure game.

gjruk1513d ago


my guess, is one established franchise 'Banjo' I'm guessing and one new IP is what Rare are working on. They might even outsource some of the other IP's to developers like Press Play who made Max and the Curse of the Brotherhood. It's time MS and Rare started cashing in and taking advantage of all these great characters and worlds.

qwerty6761513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

meh, take those words with a grain of salt.

lets be real here

rare is good for making quirky little niche titles and thats what this next game will be, release after release they continue to prove that.

no reason to get to excited.

Mega241513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

"rare is good for making quirky little niche titles"

Goldeneye and Perfect Dark says hello. Both game where the ones who pushed the multiplayer console FPS games to higher places.

OT: The Old Rareware was awesome, I don't know about this guys, I'm going give them a chance to see what they can make.

Angeljuice1513d ago

Goldeneye and Perfect Dark were both before Microsoft castrated Rare with a kinect sensor (very messy business).

DigitalRaptor1513d ago

Just like I think you have to be a Sony fan to be excited for another unknown Guerrilla game, I think you have to be a dedicated Xbox fan to even believe Rare can put out something worthwhile these days.

Take christocolus up there, he's really hopeful - that's admirable.

jhoward5851513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

IS possible Rare is making a 3d platformer game.mmm, seems to me MS are filling in the gaps by making different games of all genre.

Heck, I wish Sony could do the same thing. We still don't have a fighting game for ps4.

bleedsoe9mm1513d ago

they still need a RPG since fable changed genres , maybe they go buy a 3rd party exclusive . personally i don't want rare to rehash an old IP go out and do something completely new .

Eldyraen1513d ago

I doubt Fable completely shifted gears as one day we should get a Fable 4 but in the mean time they familiarize themselves with hardware/engine and give us something different but somewhat familiar (as 3's drastically different setting/progression left a sour taste for many).

bleedsoe9mm1513d ago

@Eldyraen thats true it might already be well into development for all we know

AngelicIceDiamond1513d ago

Imo Rare needs to start fresh with something new. These guys have been shafted for like 6 years now they need something fresh to get that Rare brand back.

NeoGamer2321513d ago

PS4 has Injustice... And is getting Guilty Gear Xrd...

Magicite1513d ago

And the hell is Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition?
Also Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- this year,
and Mortal Kombat X early next year.
Besides its the most boring genre after sports.

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