Trademarks and renewals don't always lead to something, but they sure get fans excited whenever there's an older series or game mentioned.
With this in mind, Microsoft has apparently renewed trademarks for two Rare IPs. As spotted by Game Rant, the first is Viva Piñata, starting out on the Xbox 360 in 2006, and the classic Nintendo 64 game, Blast Corps - dating back to 1997.
Both of these series last showed up in 2015, in the Xbox One collection Rare Replay. And while it could just be a case of these trademarks being renewed for this collection, Team Xbox recently teased how it had a lot more unannounced titles in the works, so hopefully, we'll see at least one of these franchises return in some form in the future.
We're sure many Rare fans would love to see Viva Piñata make a comeback, and Microsoft has previously mentioned how keen it is to bolster its family-friendly offerings on its Xbox platforms.
As for Rare right now, it's currently focused on extending the life of the live service pirate game, Sea of Thieves. It's also been hard at work on Everwild, which has reportedly suffered some setbacks.
Would you be interested in seeing these classic Rare IPs make a comeback? Leave your thoughts below.
Viva pinata was a guilty pleasure of mine and the wife back in the day
My wife still loves playing Viva Piñata. Good on Xbox if they remember what made the 360 era so successful and bring in some more diverse titles.
Blast Corps was one of my favourite N64 games, would love to see a modern version.
Please! Shooters are fine but we need Viva Piñata and platformers as well! Blast Corps is great, too.
PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER VIVA PINATA.
Hands down one of my favorite series on the 360.
@InterceptorAlpha Same here. It was one of my most enjoyable gaming experiences ever.
I would love something new from Viva Piñata. Such a fun game and so different from everything else on the market. Rare has made some incredible games, I’d love to see more of these games continue on.
im old enough remember blast corps back in the n64 days. pretty fun game. would love to see how they would approach with todays tech.
Xbox clearly lacks these family games. They should release more Banjo, Pinata, Crash Bandicoot, etc.
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