If microsoft closed it's gaming division, would rare go back to nintendo?

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User Info: Artillatron7

Artillatron7
3 years ago#1
http://www.eteknix.com/microsoft-investor-wants-to-fire-ballmer-and-sell-xbox-division/
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/09/21/will-microsoft-sell-off-the-xbox-brand.aspx
http://www.neowin.net/news/report-microsofts-xbox-division-has-lost-nearly-3-billion-in-10-years

They'd have to go somewhere. They're a game developer. I can't really imagine sony. I'd think they would want to go back to nintendo because that's where they made their best games.
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User Info: Bloodychess

Bloodychess
3 years ago#2
Same studio, way different employees now.
Give weeds an inch and they'll take a yard.

User Info: ArabrockermanX

ArabrockermanX
3 years ago#3
Rare only has a few IPs left the actual soul of that studio is long gone.

User Info: vidalmoraza

vidalmoraza
3 years ago#4
If Microsoft sells Xbox division, RARE is gonna go to the one that buys the division, unless the buyer sells the studios like THQ, then anyone can buy them
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User Info: SyCo_VeNoM

SyCo_VeNoM
3 years ago#5
not really as MS owns em they could just shut them down too, or force em to make a new version of solitaire for the next windows version ;)

User Info: HungoverHero777

HungoverHero777
3 years ago#6
I don't care if the devs themselves are crap, I just want those IPs back in Nintendo's hands.
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User Info: Artillatron7

Artillatron7
3 years ago#7
HungoverHero777 posted...
I don't care if the devs themselves are crap, I just want those IPs back in Nintendo's hands.


Yeah, this is mostly what I was thinking too. Consider this. Some ex rare employees have said that they'd love to make banjo-kazooie 3 for Wii U.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/03/grant_kirkhope_wishes_he_could_make_banjo_kazooie_3_for_nintendo

So that alone would be awesome. As for the current employees, nintendo could train them to make games like they do. I remember reading somewhere that that's what they did for retro studios.
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User Info: ORANGE666

ORANGE666
3 years ago#8
Nintendo never owned Rare, they only had a minority share. Rare's only partnership with Nintendo was that Rare needed a publisher and Nintendo was willing to put the money out to advertise their games.

Rare and all their games were owned by the Stampfer Brothers. They sold all their shares to Microsoft, and Nintendo was forced to sell their shares or help develop for the Xbox.

Microsoft owns 100% of Rare's shares. That means, Microsoft could fire every employee and disolve Rare as a developer and Microsoft would still own their IP's. If Microsoft sold Rare, their IP's would most likely be sold separately

User Info: Artillatron7

Artillatron7
3 years ago#9
But that would be a completely dick move. Why sell the IPs to a different developer than those who originally made them?
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Artillatron7
3 years ago#10
Bump.
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