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

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2 years ago#11
sadly. its not the same rare. I'd love banjo kazooie to go back to Nintendo though
2 years ago#12
Rares employees are still with Nintendo, a lot of them work at Retro.
2 years ago#13
N64 era Rare is dead and gone. Current Rare is useless for Nintendo.
2 years ago#14
Why would Microsoft close its gaming division?
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2 years ago#15
KidIcaroots posted...
N64 era Rare is dead and gone. Current Rare is useless for Nintendo.


They would get the IPs though. And as for the employees, nintendo can train them to make actual good games.

shanafan posted...
Why would Microsoft close its gaming division?


Read the links in the OP.
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2 years ago#16
That isn't how things work TC. Microsoft owns Rare, which means they own all their IPs as well. If the X1 does poorly, or at least doesn't make a profit, then the division will most likely be sold as the investors will no way in he'll tolerate a fourth console when the previous three didn't earn back the initial investment.

As to what gets sold, that the real question. Obviously the XBox hardware will be sold, but ME might not sell the game studios they own. They could just make games for other consoles, or mostly Windows, if they give up on hardware. Or it is completely possible that with the XBox line not making money the investors will want them to get rid of anything having to do with video games.

The best case scenario for Nintendo would be if this happened as they are the only ones that could afford to buy all of MS' game holdings. No one else has enough money. Sony as a whole would go utterly bankrupt if they tried, though try they will obviously. Of course MS might not sell everything off as one and piece it up, in which case Nintendo would go for Rare, or at least the franchises, and XBox Live I imagine. They better anyway.
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2 years ago#17
I believe those links have be misinterpreted. I believe the sales idea was to turn Microsoft's Xbox gaming devision into it's own independent entity. That means unless Rare got soled off separately It wouldn't be up for buys. And only if the some one crazy enough to buy it was Nintendo or Sony would Xbox cease to exist. The problem is if any one currently in gaming did buy it it would make that company a 1st party rival to Nintendo & Sony. Not necessarily an issue if it was say Apple, but a real pain if it was say EA.
2 years ago#18
Microsoft closed down their best devs once (Ensemble Studios), so its posible they can close Rare down now that they are a sub par studio.
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2 years ago#19
The links in the OP are about the Xbox division. Doesn't MS still do PC games as well? Granted, not nearly as much since they started doing console games. If MS sold off their Xbox division, but kept making PC games, one would presume they'd keep Rare unless that was part of the sale.
2 years ago#20
Bump.
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