Rare Seeks to Regain Pedigree

Successful game studio Rare was one of Nintendo's most powerful allies a decade ago during an era in which the Japanese entertainment giant struggled to attract high-quality games from third-party developers.

British-based Rare produced many of the Nintendo64's best titles including GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, Killer Instinct, Banjo-Kazooie, Conker's Bad Fur Day and Blast Corps.

Keen to secure a high-profile developer for its new Xbox console (and deprive Nintendo of future hits), Microsoft bought Rare in 2002 for the astonishing sum of $US377million.

But its output since has been disappointing with games such as Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Kameo and Perfect Dark Zero failing to reach the lofty heights for which the studio was famous.

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LastDance3729d ago

I do not believe this will happen when they only make xbox games. especially after all the xbox fans moaning and stuff about not understanding why adults like LBP.
sorry rare. Maybe ask nintendo nicely.