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Rare picks up ex-Lionhead and FreeStyleGames staff

British outlet Rare has furthered strengthened its workforce by picking up devs from studios struck by layoffs and closures. Ted Timmins will lead up PC design and development at Rare, having formerly lead design atrecently deceased studio Lionhead, as well as Another Place Productions. Among the most recent engineering additions …

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Rare targets Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, Perfect Dark and Sea of Thieves merchandise

UK games developer Rare has teamed up with licensing agent Tinderbox to develop merchandise based on its hit brands. That includes Sea of Thieves, which was unveiled at E3 last week. The pirate game is currently without a release date. Other games set to receive the merchandise treatment includes Battletoads, …

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The £2.1m question: Is Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee any good?

Industry commentators have taken to calling Playtonic ‘the new Rare’. But really, it’s more like the old Rare. The majority of the 20-strong team is made up of former Rare employees, and the game it’s making looks, sounds, and plays just like the 1998 Rare classic Banjo-Kazooie. And according to …

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Yooka-Laylee delayed to 2017; Playtonic internally handling Wii U and PC versions

Fans of 1990s hit Banjo-Kazooie will have to wait a little bit longer for its spiritual sequel. Yooka-Laylee will now arrive in Q1 next year for PC, Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One, developer Playtonic says. The studio also detailed how the development partnership with Team17 is working. The firm …

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No DLC for Rare Replay

No more games will be added to the Rare Replay collection, the studio has said. UK developer Rare hinted that more games could be added to its package of 30 titles, when engineer James Thomas said on a live Twitch stream that ‘there could be space for more’. But lead …

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