Why did Nintendo let Rare go?

#1BlitzPantherPosted 7/13/2013 9:03:05 PM
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#2SalsaSavantPosted 7/13/2013 9:04:38 PM
Because most of Rare's talent left, the IPs it had weren't SUPER big sellers, and they needed some extra cash.
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#3BlitzPanther(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2013 9:09:13 PM(edited)
SalsaSavant posted...
Because most of Rare's talent left, the IPs it had weren't SUPER big sellers, and they needed some extra cash.


After nuts and bolts I fear how terrible a jetforce sequel would be. I blame microsoft.
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#4ProfessorFayPosted 7/13/2013 9:08:30 PM
Nintendo didn't let them go, Rare was just foolish enough to get bought buy Microsoft.

... Wait, someone correct me here, is King K. Rool is owned by Microsoft now?
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#5Chaos-15Posted 7/13/2013 9:10:52 PM
This video kinda explains it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm7KHU3hx64
#6iKhanicPosted 7/13/2013 9:11:36 PM
Nintendo didn't own rare. They only owned a 49% share of the company.
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#7SalsaSavantPosted 7/13/2013 9:13:57 PM
ProfessorFay posted...
Nintendo didn't let them go, Rare was just foolish enough to get bought buy Microsoft.

... Wait, someone correct me here, is King K. Rool is owned by Microsoft now?


No, Nintendo maintained the rights to the DKC series. They've used K. Rool since then.
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#8BlitzPanther(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2013 9:24:57 PM
Chaos-15 posted...
This video kinda explains it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm7KHU3hx64


Ok?
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#9KillerKremlingPosted 7/13/2013 9:34:33 PM
I know it sucks, but Nintendo didn't sell them or anything lol, they decided to leave. But I do have to admit I really like Nuts and Bolts and don't think it's nearly as bad as you all make it out to be, just sayin.
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#10BlitzPanther(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2013 9:41:21 PM
KillerKremling posted...
I know it sucks, but Nintendo didn't sell them or anything lol, they decided to leave. But I do have to admit I really like Nuts and Bolts and don't think it's nearly as bad as you all make it out to be, just sayin.


It wasn't terrible but it can't hold a candle to Kazooie or Tooie. And I fear with microsoft influence jetforce would probably become nearly unrecognizable. I see more of a masseffect atmosphere. I like masseffect, but it and jetforce are two entirely different things.
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