Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that a new Killer Instinct game could be made if he can find “the right team and the right opportunity.”
with Double Helix out of the picture (now part of Amazon), why not tap Iron Galaxy to do it? I mean they have experience with creating the content for seasons 2 & 3. Im sure Rare could spare a couple of people to help oversee the development like they did with DH for season 1.
Call netherrealm up
I guess RARE themselves aren’t the “Right Team” for making a new iteration of their own franchise. Odd.
They didn't make the last one either. You have to have a specific group of people who understand fighting game mechanics to make a game like this.
Exactly this, you can't just throw it at anyone and hope it will be a solid fighting game.
The problem is the best development studios for these games are owned by large first or third party publishers make games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, etc. There really is no AAA independent fighting game studio anymore.
What's the point of appointing a whole bunch of different devs to a project, just because they happen to fall under the same label? Especially when you believe that there's talent better suited for the project. This is an entirely different iteration of RARE. Most of the key latent already left the studio to form their own teams, even prior to their acquisition, basically due to heavy mismanagement by their heads in the later years of the company.
"Most of the key latent already left the studio to form their own teams, even prior to their acquisition" Still not true. Most of their key players were still there until 2008 and another batch left in 2010, after the Kinect and Live avatar focus. I correct this every time since people still claim Rare was gone before the acquisition. It's misinformation. Well, disinformation if people keep spreading it knowingly.
Rare is busy doing their own things with Sea of Thieves and Everwild.
Are even 5 People from the original teams thatmade KI 1 and 2 a part of Microsofts Rare?
People always say MS scared off the veteran RARE talent but, in all honesty, stressful work conditions and mismanagement scared most of them away going into the late 90s, early 2000s. They were bought for the availability of the IP, and name recognition. They just hoped the team there could be handed the torch and recreate that magic the old talent brought to the table. I wish they tried harder with said IP, but they focused mostly on new works; with varying levels of success. Now that MS seems much more game focused, I'm really hoping they finally drop that bomb and announce a new Banjo or Conker. It's cool we're getting a new Perfect Dark, but those are two I really want to see.
MS should have bought Iron Galaxy a few years ago and put them exclusively on KI.... :(
Maybe they still can, but not really necessary if they just want to contract them to work on it.
IG said they want to make another KI, all MS has to do is ask. Not sure what the holdup is.
Still waiting for Phil to find one right team he can work with.
So he couldn’t work with everyone of his 20+ dev teams?
Great news! They just invested in multiple devs with many awards and recognition under their belt. You must be ecstatic!
What are you people
Umm iron galaxy did a great job with KI so why not get them. I hope KI 2 does get made.
Buy 400 studios and this is still a issue? Just get one of the teams to work on it with Rare to assist them or pay a 3rd party to assist with it. Like how Sony gets Dimps and Sumo to assist with some exclusives etc
Sony does the same
Good lord. Is it really THAT hard? Wtf
Why not just buy another studio like you seem to always do.
I'd enjoy a new Killer Instinct game and because not one of the many studios Microsoft owns specializes in fighter games, Microsoft should just create a new studio instead. Microsoft made new studios to work on Gears of War, Halo and now Perfect Dark, so just let Ken Lobb be the head of the new game studio and hire many of the Double Helix team, because they've done nothing working with Amazon. I have to imagine a lot of people would happily leave Amazon for Microsoft, because Microsoft wants to bring games out, unlike Amazon.
To quote Robert DeNiro in Meet The Parents... "Well, we'll certainly look forward to that Phil."
Phil Spencer is just clueless as always.
And why is that?
Maybe they can approach arc system works. They have been making fighting games for decades and the recent fighting games made by that developer have been home runs. I would really like to see killer instinct as one of the major fighting games at tournaments.
I'd rather have Rare build the next installment of Killer Instinct. So what are you saying Phil Rare isn't the right team to build the game? They built the game on the SNES and N64 both of my favorite installments of the franchise.
Who cares? Series hasn't been good since few decades ago.. The last one on Xbox was just awful
Ah Phil Spencer. Can't have too many shooters but can afford to ignore their only fighting game, a legendary fighting game at that.
I remember having an absolute blast with the original in arcades and on SNES back in the 90's 😁
23 first party studios and out of all those hundreds of people, all that talent, he can't find the right team for KI? Come on now...
So in other words, dont hold your breath. At the rate hes been working and how hes been making decisions, it either wont happen, or be poorly executed, the guy has no clue what hes doing. Whats wrong with the development crew thats always made it?
Buy the Mortal Kombat Devs and problem solved.
The people who worked on KI should leave amazon and reapply at xbox.
So no Iron Galaxy ?
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