Harrison backs Rare

Following yesterday's news that Rare co-founders Chris and Tim Stamper have left the company to pursue other ventures, support for the Leicestershire developer has emerged from an unlikely source: Sony's Phil Harrison.

Speaking to Newsweek last October, in comments which emerged overnight, Harrison said that he felt, "[Rare] became quite insular and quite inward-facing, and they missed some of the trends that were going on in the business generally," as a result of its close relationship with Nintendo. "Now also, if you sell your company to Microsoft and get hundreds of millions of whatevers, currency in the bank, it does tend to defocus management a little bit."

Even so, Harrison expected things to change. "From an industry point of view, I hope they continue to make good games, because they're an inspiration to many of us in the business. I'm sure they'll get their groove back," he said.

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calderra5248d ago

Yeah, because they would have fared so much better if they would have been bought out by Sony isntead. Reading you loud and clear, Mr Harrison.

BTW: Microsoft is an American company, so saying "dollars" would have been more than appropriate. Also- as Rare is a British company, you'd be fine with saying either Pounds or Euros on their side, really. And if you wanted to be particularly smart on that one, each currency has certain political overtones based on how exactly you'd want the message to be recieved. Pounds, for example, would show support for "Jolly ol England" and been a real favorite for inspiring some nationalism along with your comments.

The more you know...

super bill5248d ago

sony hasent got any money to buy rare.they wasted it on the delayedstaion the ps3.thats why they lost so many exclusives.

Captain Tuttle5248d ago

I see a picture if this guy I think of Colonel Klink. Hogan!!!

darx5248d ago

It does look like Klink.Funny.

TheMART5248d ago

Beat it you Sony snake

Viva Piniata is another great game that shows much great gameplay showed in no other game. Please. There are many concept and graphic designers @ Rare that know how to make a great game, it can do without the founders I guess

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