Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Rare is 'working on a couple things' right now


9:00 PM on 06.19.2014
RareRare is 'working on a couple things' right now photo



I shouldn't do this to myself, but I can't help it. I can't not wonder what Rare is up to, even if the talent that made the studio so beloved in its prime has largely moved on.

Microsoft's Phil Spencer told Eurogamer that Rare has "a couple of things at the moment, which we will announce at the right time. But I'm really excited by the things they're doing and I believe you will be as well when you hear about them."

Some have viewed the unbundling of the Kinect and the Xbox One as a sign that maybe, just maybe, Rare will move away from games that require the device. I don't know about that (especially long-term). But with multiple projects in the works, hopefully some of them will be more in line with the "old" Rare -- whether that be all-new properties with that certain essence, or familiar ones. For that matter, I'd take another Viva Piñata and be damn happy about it right about now.

"Rare is an incredible talent and they have some very very ambitious plans for the future and we're supporting them in every way we can," said Spencer.

Microsoft pledges to support Rare [Eurogamer]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Microsoft Studios

2:30 PM on 01.20.2015
State of Decay Xbox One remaster hits April 28, upgrade plan detailed

Oh, right, State of Decay is coming to Xbox One. Rough as it is in spots, the third-person zombie survival game is worth experiencing (though preferably during a Steam sale). Running around town with your crew, fortifying bas...more



12:00 PM on 01.20.2015
Ori and the Blind Forest jumps out of the woods and onto your screen on March 11

At gamescom this year, I found out that Ori and the Blind Forest isn't just a drop-dead gorgeous game; it's also quite the challenging, tight-controlling platformer. In less than two months, everyone can stop taking my ...more



12:00 PM on 01.11.2015
Microsoft's Ken Lobb discusses Rare IP, mentions Battletoads specifically

Back in November we ran a story on the head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer's visit to Rare's offices where he tweeted about having a look at its latest project. This visit, coupled with the filing for the...more



View all Microsoft Studios






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more