Speaking in the third part of the Guardian’s interview, Peter Moore said that Rare’s skills aren’t applicable in the current market.
“Great people,” he said. “But their skillsets were from a different time and a different place and were not applicable in today’s market.”
Moore added that, in his opinion, consumers don’t care about Rare’s output any more.
“We’d had a tough time getting Rare back – Perfect Dark Zero was a launch title and didn’t do as well as Perfect Dark… but we were trying all kinds of classic Rare stuff and unfortunately I think the industry had passed Rare by.
“It’s a strong statement but what they were good at, new consumers didn’t care about anymore, and it was tough because they were trying very hard – Chris and Tim Stamper were still there – to try and recreate the glory years of Rare, which is the reason Microsoft paid a lot of money for them and I spent a lot of time getting on a train to Twycross to meet them.”
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