Rare Bringing "Historic Franchise" to E3
Posted by Dave Letcavage
A Rare return to form?
Way back in 2002, Microsoft acquired developer Rare from Nintendo and brought beloved series such as Conker, Perfect Dark, and Banjo-Kazooie to the Xbox and Xbox 360. Since then, they've mostly been developing Kinect-based titles and neglecting all of that juicy IP that fans have been clamoring for. Well, it looks as if the fans may have finally been heard.
Polygon is reporting that Microsoft's corporate vice president Phil Spencer made mention that Rare may be showing off a "historic IP'" for Xbox One at E3.
"Fans of Rare and Rare IP I think will be pleased with what we're going to show at E3," Spencer said. "We had a limited amount of time today and a lot of story to tell. But Rare remains an incredibly important part of our development capability.
"That historic IP that they've built I think can play a real important role on Xbox One."
What classic Rare series would you like to see make a comeback on the Xbox One? The combo-tastic Killer Instinct (whose trademark was renewed in September 2012), the loveable Banjo-Kazooie? Or what about something more obscure like Jet Force Gemini? E3 just got even more exciting and we can't wait to hear what the legendary developer may be working on.