Ive got an age old question about Rare.

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4 years ago#1
Since the main developers for the company have left the company in 2007 to pursue other things in life the question I have in mind and I'm sure others have thought of this too. How come they have not sold or given their IP to Nintendo or even Retro? I'm positive one of the two would make great use out of the game series they have made and we can finally get some proper Banjo and Conker games back on these new gen systems.
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4 years ago#2
Because all of the characters, concepts, music, artwork, and ideas belong to the company, not the individuals.

They left the company and they left their franchises with it. Banjo, Conker, Perfect Dark, Viva Pinata, Killer Instinct, Sabreman, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Mr Pants, etc all belong to Microsoft.
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4 years ago#3
probably because they're so out of touch with the gaming community they have no idea what people want anymore
4 years ago#4
The thing is they arent doing anything with those game series that wouldnt it be wise for the company as a whole sell their IP to someone here at Nintendo (whether it be 1st or 2nd party) to handle the games so they get some use out of them. The way I see it those games are never gonna see the light of day and its rotting away in a metaphorical prison.

Same thing can be said about Megaman with how Capcom is treating it.
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4 years ago#5
Probably because Microsoft would never sell off those IPs to Nintendo....Except maybe Jet Force Gemini...
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4 years ago#6
Eww I dont want Jet Force Gemini. I want my Banjo and Conker dammit they are like family to me.
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4 years ago#7
IIRC most of the people in the golden days of Rare left that company a hell of along time ago, like not long after Microsoft bought the company.
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4 years ago#8
Why do people say the main developers have left? Like is there any information saying so?
4 years ago#9
Remixdeluxe posted...
Eww I dont want Jet Force Gemini. I want my Banjo and Conker dammit they are like family to me.

Hey don't knock Jet Force Gemini. It's was one of the first game that encouraged headhunting...
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4 years ago#10
AP3Brain posted...
Why do people say the main developers have left? Like is there any information saying so?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_and_Chris_Stamper

On 2 January 2007, it was announced by 1UP.com that both Tim and Chris Stamper had left Rare to "pursue other opportunities",[1] leaving no statement regarding future plans.
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