Microsoft thought they owned Donkey Kong

According to former Rare employee and “Conker’s Bad Fur Day” director, Chris Seavor, Microsoft mistakenly thought they owned the Donkey Kong franchise after they bought Rare.

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gamer423736d ago (Edited 3736d ago )

This makes me appreciate the fact that we're getting another donkey kong country from Retro even more. Because if microsft did end up owning DK, we wouldn't be seeing much of him.

UNGR3736d ago

You know that how exactly? DK is a huge franchise, Microsoft would milk it if anything.

Jagsrock3736d ago (Edited 3736d ago )

He knows because Banjo-Kazooie.

gamer423736d ago (Edited 3736d ago )

Banjo-Kazooie was a big franchise as well, but we don't see much of them now do we? Except for a game that left a majority of fans disappointed, Microsoft hasn't taken advantage of any of Rare's major Ips. Killer Instinct is a step in the right direction, but whether it's good or not is yet to be known.

FlyingFoxy3736d ago

Well they milked Halo, which wasn't even special in the first place.. already has more sequels than Half Life or Doom.

husomc3736d ago

They'd make a Donkey Kong & Master Chief save the world game

SilentNegotiator3736d ago

Darn, I was really hoping to see "Donkey Kong: Forced XBL and Kinect Features, and Bolts"


Thank God Nintendo retained that IP.

blacktiger3736d ago

He knows because Killer Instinct. My favourite game of all time became my graveyard. Or at least forgotten :(

abzdine3736d ago

Soon they will think that they own Zelda.


slaton243736d ago

ok look how long for killer instinct it took missing a whole generation just to finally do a game...I think donkey kong would have been shelved because so many gamers on 360 were mostly into shooters I may be wrong but its my opinion.

southernbanana3736d ago

@Flying fox. That is the most ridiculous comment I have read on here in a while..

karl3735d ago

im sorry but the only one who can make a donkey kong game is nintendo..

it needs certain magic that only nintendo has...

Shane Kim3735d ago


To be honest though, every DK game worth playing and wich became popular has been made by rareware. The 80's Nintedo DK games are pretty mediocre,.

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LackTrue4K3736d ago

im not even a fan of Donkey Kong, but im glad they did not get them.....what a bunch of morons! lol...

thebigman3736d ago

Rare isn't even developing KI, it's being outsourced to another company. Rare will never be the company they were

Smashbro293735d ago

Miyamoto made up a generic gorilla but the DK we know today that fights crocodiles for bananas and wears a tie was made by Rare.

thecurseddevil3736d ago

they would have made a kinect donkey kong.

Syntax-Error3736d ago

How many Kinect games did you see @ E3?

Blachek3736d ago

That Wii Bongo version of Donkey Kong was a ton of fun

itBourne3736d ago

Microsoft isnt even letting Rare do the Killer Instinct game either. Lol poor rare, altough Im sure at this point rare is just a name, I cant imagine most of the original employees have stayed there.

BDSE3736d ago

None of them are there.

Syntax-Error3736d ago

Seriously? No one from the original Rare is there. They gave it to a new team that was ambitious and hungry. Rare had a shot and look what they did to Perfect Dark Zero. They just didnt have what it took to be what they were. Some developers regress and Rare was one of them. Killer Instinct took a long time because of legal issues, it wasn't because of MS. When MS was granted the IP the first thing they did was secure the domain name.

Veneno3736d ago

As ridiculous as that is, my xbot buddy thinks you can download mario games from xbox live and he believes Microsoft own EA. I try my hardest to educate him but I think he likes deluding himself.

jeffgoldwin3736d ago (Edited 3736d ago )

Maybe he's thinking all of his Ron Jeremy videos are Mario irl.

It's a me MARIO:

HonestDragon3736d ago

Can't say you don't try. He isn't the only Xbox owner to think Mario is available on the 360.

wastedcells3735d ago (Edited 3735d ago )

They must of over paid for rare then if they thought DK was part of the deal lol. I joke. Did they think they got golden eye too.