Microsoft seems to be placing its cards on the resurgence of Rare this year, word has it that the company that has assisted several internal projects from Microsoft will show the projects it has been working on for a couple of years.
This is kinda like Gear of War 2 last year. The worst kept secret in the videogame industry! Everyone knows Killer Instincts is gonna be on of the games....not to sure about Perfect Dark thou. Perfect Dark Zero kinda sucked. But whatever...hope things come out good! Can't WAIT!!!
They still need to prove themselves as a next gen developer. Even though their efforts so far have been pretty good they still haven't achieved the same standard as some other studios out there.
how can you call a game AAA if you haven't even seen the game or even heard the name of it yet? Stupid people, also according to Xbox fanboys AAA means 90+ metacritic and 8 million sales. I don't think any Rare game will do that, they've gone downhill since N64 days (IMO). They ruined Banjo, and Perfect Dark, two fantastic IPs, and in turn p*ssed me off.
...this site apparently got word straight from MS a while back and posted it on N4G: http://v4vg.com/rumor-micro... Not sure where they got the Rare part from (that's probably the rumour), but the original announcement of two new games seems genuine enough. However, assuming they'll be AAA at this point is nonsensical, I agree.
'Cause Rare haven't released an AAA game since the original Perfect Dark.
Le Idiotce: Its already been confirmed 12 people out of a whopping 200 will be affected by cuts or department changes. They could restructure to make it a well oiled machine so to speaking, with each dev team pulling out a project every year, ex, Year 1: Dev Team 1 Year 2: Dev Team 2 Year 3: Dev Team 3 Year 4: Dev Team 1 Year 5: Dev Team 2 etc etc And FYI, when the restructuring news broke it was already confirmed Rare had 4 unannounced titles ready, not sure if they were for this year but its safe to assume at least 1 or 2 of them will be out. By AAA I think he means Gears/Halo level titles. If that is the case I am confident we will see a Perfect Dark 2 this year.
New account? bye bye... Anyways I know somebody working on the Perfect Dark beta so its Perfect Dark and Killer Instinct 3 IMO. By the way assuming these are AAA's is no different from PS3 fans waving their supposed AAA lists lol.
I think the "AAA" term has kind of taken itself out of context over the past years. If I remember correctly, the term "AAA" "A" and "B" refer to it's production values (how much money was put into making them). That's why the classic old B-movies were the cheap crappy movies. I don't really see how it has anything to do with how good the game actually is. Of course the other meaning for it can be for if it sells over a million units (or is projected to, I can't remember). Frankly I'm not even quite sure what "AAA" means anymore, but from the context of the title, I'm sure it would involve the production values rather than the latter. http://www.troelsfolmann.co... (not my blog; just result of quick google search).
atleast those ps3 games had a name, a speculated release date a developer(s) who have made AAA games recently you cant honestly say rare have done any of these but dont get me wrong, i want rare to make a AAA game, specifically killer instincts but to say two rumored, unannouced, nameless games from rare will be AAA is just hoping for the best
2 games? perhaps. AAA? dont think so. They havent made a single AAA game since they joined microsoft.
It's funny how you got a positive rumor for 360, and before you know it you have a majority Playstations fans dissing the 360. If this was about some positive PS3 news, we would hear some sh!t about how the media is biased....
For me.... But for most I gather KI and PD is their choice...Plus rare /Microsoft are looking to make ca$h...These games give them the best chance I figure. I still have hope for rare,a great dev house of the past.Banjo N&B was a good game,not great,but for most (including myself) not the one we would have hoped for,a true platformer... JFG would be another I would look forward to...More quirky platformers please.Shooters/fighters we can get elsewhere by the truck load,but platformers of higher value on the X360 are no where to be seen.With rare you still have hope for something special,even if it is not as high in hope as you once had,at least thats my feeling... With 4 games in development this is no surprise,games are coming,as for AAA,well the jury is out,lets hope they can get some of that magic back...... Perhaps Conker and KI for the fall? Kameo 2 and PD next year?
You don't just go and whip up AAA games like they're no ones business. It takes time, money, and talent.
I hope it is Killer Instinct 3 and Conker 3.
14 titles over the next 4 years for the 360. Some being XBLA titles and other being disc based titles. and basically in o7 they released Viva Piniata, in 06 they released PDZ and kameo, and in o8 they releases Viva Pinata 2 and banjo: nutz and bolts... and personally None of those games were hot and far from AAA so to say that is hardly anything. they'll release 2 titles a year and maybe a few more on XBLA but since this gen started, they have released games that have tanked and butured pristine franchises thatw ere at the time pinacle of great fun, after the N64 they tanked with all they're games. I dont have much faith in Rare, they arent the ones that we knew back on N64. so I'll look to see what new games they create but i'm expecting nothing but meh from them. they are likely gonna bucher yet another pristine IP and we are gonna grow more disdane.
Wait is this supposed to be a joke or is there a series called AAA.
that the 2 games will be AAA? It's not even out yet. Does he have a time machine?
@1.2 Banjo, Viva Pinata and Kameo are excellent games. You're being ridiculous. Rare has proven they've got piles of talent.
yeah because you can just say your games AAA and it must be! the titles a bit off.. Rare havn't made a AAA game since their SNES days.
Wake me when they actually deliver. Kameo...meh. Perfect Dark - I'm sorry. This game was crap. I bought it as a launch title and despite trying to get into it again and again I just couldn't stand it. Lame character's, lame missions, guns lacked punch...ugh! Best thing about that game is I liked it's intro. Anyway, maybe the world's moved on from Conker and Banjo. As a 360 owner I didn't want nor did I ask for those games. I wish them well but they so far this gen they haven't impressed me. I hope they do.
Please enlighten me why there are so many PS3 fanboys on this thread?
please let it be conker bad fur day 2 i would love a kameo 2
RARE and AAA don't go together. It seems some still think that this is RARE from Nintedo time, this current RARE sucks c..k! AAA lol, not one but two AAA lol lol
Rare whipping up two more flops on the Xbox 360 this year!!
Don't worry people MS will make sure to shut down Rare 2 months before the game is complete then say it'll complete the games themselves and then decide to delay the game then after 3 months just shelf the games.
I lost so much faith in Rare that its hard to even trust them for a game that matches what they made during the N64 era.The only game that could renew my trust in Rare would be Jet Force Gemini 2 or a new bold mature IP that innovates not just rehashes the nostalgia. They already killed banjo kazooie with that horrendous vehicle gameplay
lol... Rare hasn't made an AAA game since part of it broke off to form FRD (who were integral in the making of Goldeneye and Perfect Dark).... and they're somehow supposed to make an 2 AAA's in one year?
Well if GG can do it with there track record I'm pretty sure that true pioneers like Rare can do it as well.
Yeah, and FRD created that masterpiece Haze because they were so talented.
Haze was ruined by Ubisoft oh and FRD made Timesplitters, and essentially made GoldenEye and Perfect Dark... if that's not talent, then well... @thenickel maybe they can, who knows...
wtf? you know that FRD just had a few RARE devs (+ the two brothers). Everyone else stayed at RARE. I don't know why everyone thinks all the old devs left RARE. There is still hope Perfect Dark (2?) will be good, because the old team working on the first one (it was a new one created by MS) was shut down after the first game was completed. Also there were rumours about MS swichting some bungie devs and other ones to work on a new perfect dark. Probably they're true (although they are over a year old).
When's the last time Rare had a AAA title?
According to reviews it has been a while, but this article is about two new titles coming out this year. I look forward to see what Rare has in store.
According to me it was with Banjo: Nuts & Bolts. Really enjoyed that game. One of my top 5 of 2008. Imo it didn't get the reception or the reviews it deserved. People judged for what it was not, instead of for what it was. Which was a great playing game once you got into it.
true, so its due time isnt it? Look at GG many people said they flipped Killzone series around why cant RARE do the same?
will report the story...If this rumor was related to PS3 an Instant approval was confirmed...I miss the good ol days of N4G when there was a good balance between both communities...
Most 360 fans dont have the thick skin i have, and most ps3 fans are delusional and only believe what sony spoonfeeds them. The result is ps3 fans stay, and most 360 fans seek their news elsewhere.
and it was full of xbox fans...MART, real deal, blade star, bloodmask etc etc when were u here when it was balance? now this website has more PS fans but they do not bash for example sonarus or meus or DJ. unlike others on this site. i mean i know both have some sick fans but PS fans debate more and sometime hype more instead buying game. lol come on man show me the old days when MART was not in a single thread about PS3 talking shiat on PS3 thanks edit: y did i got disagree. i think both PS + 360 fan gave me 1 and 1 disagree respectively. haha
yeah I agree solideagle, but we need to ignore these people and try to make this site less fanboyish. As for the article I think its great news for 360 owners to get some in-house games if this is true. Killer Instinct 3 would be amazing and maybe another new IP from Rare. It would be wonderful to have fanboys of each console be civil because the conversations that would strike up would be more productive and interesting instead of turning into the usual "mine is bigger than yours" comments
Your full of it lol. Back when there was an xbox as well as ps2 section it was just as bad with the regular sony trolls downplaying anything xbox. The only reason it felt like there were more 360 fans was because Sony fans couldn't say anything bevause they had no games, and the console wasn't selling. DJ has always attacked xbox although at times given somewhat fair observations. Also Xbox fans have always been on defense but have dropped off this site because they have nothing more to prove. Year in year out the same thing happens and eventually both consoles finish with decent years. Please get out of here with the it use to be full of xbox fans crap. This has always been a fanboy site period so quit pointing fingers.
@Foxgod Is that spoonfeed info Sony gives their fans, the same stuff MS feed their fans with regards to RROD, DRE and disc-scratching? The 360 is on the Jasper chipset to be followed by the valhalla chipset,yes? @thenickel The 360 fanboys have backed off b/c they see a silver lining on the horizon for the PS3, 360 has less 3rd party exclusives and more DLC. Even if Rare puts out 2 games, how much is that compared to Sony owned studios. I've said it before, the sword cuts both ways and Sony is fighting back. I'll wait and see what Rare has before commenting.
Argento-Nox, if you are a PS3 fanboy then why are you here making a comment in this article?
@II Necroplasm II FYI, I'm a Sony and Nintendo fanboy, the 1st game system I bought this gen was a DS lite. Did I really say anything wrong with regards to the "spoonfeeding" comment? All companies have spoonfed us info, did you miss the last E3 where Nintendo announced Animal crossing as a hardcore game? It was a ridiculous "spoonfed" comment that solicited a reasonable response to this article. Hype is the killer of all thing's great. Why hype a game from a company that has yet to release a triple-A title this gen, nevermind last gen? What exactly has Rare even shown of late that qualifies as triple-A for anyone to hype? Would I be completely unreasonable if I told fanboys on both sides to STFU and wait for an announcement 1st? If people are going to smack talk, it'd be best to be sensible about it and wait until the game has released and proven itself before wasting a breath on it.
I'm confused also. Maybe the game itself is called "AAA"?
Maybe it's about trolls?
MS does have a game coming out called AAAAAaaaaaaaAHHHHHhhh lol so who knows.....
Yeah, Killer instinct and Battletoads/Conker. Bring them in :) At ps3 fans, keep downtalking it, Rare had to get warm, they will do fine with their next titles.
maaaan, if Rare made a new Battletoads... they would likely get sued by GameStop, and the most epic of lulz would ensue...
I hope rare produces AAA games in the future a resurgence is needed for microsoft and rare
Rare haven't been producing AAA titles recently, but I'd love for them to turn it around and produce a quality Perfect Dark sequel.
I just hope one of them is KI3.
Another two AAA flop title... like most 360 titles.
PS3 fanboys get one good game(maybe 2) and it goes to their heads lol
I hope so! Can't say i'm not 100% positive though.
I feel the same way. Wow by the way DeathroW you are like only the few PS fans here that is not a ragging envy fanboy.
First it was Ensemble, and now Rare may be next. I'd laugh if Microsoft eventually dissolved Rare only to have Nintendo buy them back and turn them into a top notch studio again.
Ooooh maybe its another Banjo sequel
I loved viva pinata, and kameo. I hated though pdz, and banjo nuts and bolts.
Both Viva Pinata games are good fun and quite relaxing to play. It's a shame we can't wait until we actually see something about these new games before the bashing begins.
rare does not make good games anymore, they will ruin KI
"Rare Whipping Up Two AAA Games This Year" - says who?