Rare: “No shortage of possibilities” in bringing other IP to XBLA

Tuesday, 19th January 2010 17:43 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Rare boss Mark Betteridge has told CVG that the release of Perfect Dark is just the beginning of what the studio could bring to Xbox Live Arcade: something that has “no shortages of possibilities.”

We know there are a lot of people looking forward to that. There’s nothing to announce yet after Perfect Dark, but we’ve got over 25 years of IP to dip into so there’s no shortage of possibilities,” revealed Betteridge.

He also revealed the remake of the N64 classic is getting its final polish now from Dundee studio 4J Studios.

Perfect Dark will be arriving on Xbox Live Arcade in the next few months, polished up by 4J Studios with improved textures, framerate, Leaderboards and Achievements, and of course online multiplayer.”

The shooter looks set to get a release anytime between next week and the first week of next month.

Previously, Rare has released two Banjo-Kazooie games on the service.

Now kids, after PD, get that petition for Killer Instinct to be on XBLA ready.



  1. reask

    I have heard only good things about this game.
    I will certainly buy this one.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. onlineatron

    Am I wrong in reading this article as Rare saying

    ‘Remember when we made good games? Wouldn’t it be great if we could make money off re selling them to you with partially updated graphics?’

    Perhaps I’m too cynical, but why don’t they focus on making new IPs instead of rebooting/remaking and ruining their games from two generations ago?!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Alakratt

    Woa, Rare really has no more talent. They are just rehashing stuff from their archives…how sad. I really hope they don’t get Goldeneye…

    And once again, Karma STRIKES!! Hope they’re happy with MS!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. OlderGamer

    If I am not mistaken, most of the people that made them them, back then are now gone. Really MS bought an empty shell of a studio. That of course is why they didn’t just buy out Bungie.

    And yes Rare is in a sad state right now.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. anjin

    Blast Corps and Jet Force Gemini

    That is all

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Aimless

    Hmm? Microsoft did buy out Bungie.

    As for Rare, I bet it’s full of talent. Maybe not the original talent, but talent all the same.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. OlderGamer

    MS doesn’t out right own/control Bungie.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    They use to, Bungie went from Take-Two to being owned by Microsoft then just after H3 came out they split from them and because independent.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Aimless

    Not any more, no, but they did. Microsoft acquired them in 2000 and then they split — amicably, as far as I know — at the end of 2007.

    Of course Microsoft got the kids (Halo).

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Hunam

    Microsoft still holds a stake in Bungie but not a majority one.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    I think MS still have publishing rights to any games Bungie make which makes them instantly 360 and PC only.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DJ Deathstar

    Give me Blast Corps!!!!

    With or without updated graphics i don’t mind!

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Johnny Cullen

    I sincerely doubt that is the case Geki, tbh.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Aimless

    It’s rumoured that Microsoft have first refusal rights on Bungie’s next game — i.e. if they want it they get it, no questions — but even if that’s true it doesn’t necessarily make the game a 360/PC exclusive as MS might decide to pass the opportunity up.

    None of which has anything to do with Rare.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. onlineatron

    Microsoft own the rights to Halo, but if Bungie wanted to make a multiplatform new IP i’m sure they have the freedom to do so.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. SplatteredHouse

    NEW Blast Corps, is the way forwards.
    Natal it up all you want, it’ll still be a winner, and should see support from new and old(er) fans alike.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Gheritt White

    Blast Corps, Jet Force Gemini and Killer Instinct pl0x!

    #17 5 years ago

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