Rumors have been running amok for the better part of a year now regarding some of the inside developments at Microsoft.
Fans of old school Rare games are incredibly excited by the prospect of some of their favorite franchises returning like Conker and Battletoads. Microsoft has teased the return of Battletoads quite frequently, and fans of the Conker franchise have been getting some teases as well in the form of playable characters in Project Spark.
If the Cloudgine developer Kampfheld on NeoGAF is to be believed, Rare fans have a lot to look forward to this year, and he’s pretty damn confident about it too.
According to Kampfheld on NeoGAF, this year “is the year” that old-school Rare fans will be satisfied with current Rare work. You’ll find his exact quotes just below from the NeoGAF thread. The rumor he mentions is also linked to the beginning of the Reddit thread regarding the recent news about Conker and Microsoft wanting to rush it out the door.
1) if there ever was a chance old-school Rare fans will be satisfied with current Rare-work, this time is this year.
2) that rumor has two legit and one wrong points, which leads me to the impression he just guessed. I don’t know for sure tho. Things can change pretty fast in this industry so I can’t make a final comment on this one.
3) Classic Rare IPs will return. Yes, more than just Killer Instinct.
4) If you guys aren’t somewhat satisfied after E3 …. Kill me with fire.
Sounds pretty darn confident to me, and honestly, with all the little teases Microsoft has been dropping regarding Rare franchises, it’s probably something everyone’s expecting by now. Always nice to have someone on the inside provide some credibility to rumors like this though.
Kampfheld revealed some details regarding the upcoming Crackdown game earlier this year, you can read about that at the link.
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