What's really the point of Nintendo buying Rare from Microsoft?

#21AlphrinPosted 5/8/2014 2:36:58 PM
NovaLevossida posted...
I'll put in perspective how little valuable Rare is for developing non-Kinect titles these days: Microsoft was making a new Killer Instinct, and despite owning the company that made the original, they got someone besides Rare to make it. They did get Klobb in there at least though.


Sadly enough, Microsoft actually passed up on two opportunities to have Rare work on Killer Instinct, since Double Helix was bought by Amazon mid-development and had to be replaced.
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#22iKhan88Posted 5/8/2014 2:38:45 PM
They wouldn't receive the IPs. Microsoft would retain them.
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#23AlphrinPosted 5/8/2014 3:21:11 PM
iKhan88 posted...
They wouldn't receive the IPs. Microsoft would retain them.


I think that would depend on the terms of the deal. Microsoft could sell Rare, its IPs, both, or neither.


But that raises a good point. Nintendo should be buying back Rare IPs, not the company as a whole.
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