Rare franchise slated for Xbox One to appear at E3

Wednesday, 22nd May 2013 03:15 GMT By Naren Hooson

Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer has announced that historic IP from veteran developer Rare Ltd. may make an appearance at E3 this year.

Rare Ltd. was purchased by Microsoft in 2002. The developer retained rights to Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, Perfect Dark and Killer Instinct and also developed new IP for Xbox 360, including Kameo: Elements of Power, Viva Pinata and Kinect Sports.

Talking to Poygon, Spencer didn’t give away too much more, saying, “Fans of Rare and Rare IP I think will be pleased with what we’re going to show at E3. We had a limited amount of time today and a lot of story to tell. But Rare remains an incredibly important part of our development capability. That historic IP that they’ve built I think can play a real important role on Xbox One.”

Microsoft renewed the trademark for one of Rare’s franchises, Killer Instinct, in September 2012.



  1. TheMystMan

    Yeah. We’ll see how that one goes. Maybe we’ll see Battletoads: Reloaded 3D. Its amazing how much I don’t have any hope for Rare anymore.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DarkElfa

    Killer Instinct 3…

    #2 2 years ago

    Conker’s good fur day? Were the poop is nice and the booze is just right?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. foofly

    KI3 most likely, with full kincect control for people to ignore.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. JackTheFaux

    Maybe they can make a true Perfect Dark game for this new generation. It’s kind of bad that the N64 original was better than the abomination that was “Perfect Dark: Zero”.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. The_Red

    Killer Instinct or Conker = YES.
    Perfect Dark = HELL NO.
    Other = Hmmm.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. JackTheFaux

    @6 Why the hell not?

    #7 2 years ago

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