Banjo-Kazooie and Conker are in the hands of Rare, not Microsoft

Banjo-Kazooie and Conker are in the hands of Rare, not Microsoft


Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has discussed with Kotaku the return of classic franchises like Banjo-Kazooie and Conker. According to him, it is of the utmost importance that this is what Rare itself wants, not Microsoft. But he added that the UK studio is enjoying trying new things, mentioning Sea of ​​Thieves, Everwild and the recent Battletoads.

On Xbox One, Rare has successfully redefined its direction after years of Microsoft-led family games. During the Nintendo 64 era, when the developer was owned by the “big N”, he developed such projects influencing the industry as Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie, Conker’s Bad Fur Day. Now these franchises are owned by Microsoft and fans often call upon the corporation to revive these game series. Already, according to insiders, a project in the Perfect Dark universe is under development. But what about Banjo-Kazooie and Conker?

“I leave it to the studios to decide what they want to work on.Phil Spencer said. – I really respect Rare and the work she does. She enjoys creating new things and has had success with Sea of ​​Thieves. I think the team really likes Everwild. But the reaction to Battletoads was also good. I also believe that [студия-партнёр] Dlala did a good job on the game. So balance is always important. My mailbox is full of requests: ″ Let each studio release [игру по новой интеллектуальной собственности]”. Also: ″ Why did you bring back the Crimson Skies and Blinx? ″

Rare is currently producing Everwild for PC, Xbox Series X and S.

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