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Spencer: I don’t want the Rare brand to mean Kinect Sports

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has once again reiterated Microsoft’s desire to ensure that Rare isn’t left languishing in a post-Kinect haze. Having made its names with a string of hit titles during Nintendo’s console heyday, in recent times the now Microsoft owned studio has effectively been tasked with stewarding the …

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Layoffs at Rare following Kinect Sports Rivals sales disappointment

An unspecified number of jobs have been lost at Microsoft owned developer Rare. Eurogamer reports that the move comes after sales of recent Xbox One release Kinect Sports Rivals, which was made at the Twycross studio, were lower than expected, resulting in a significant loss” for the project. It reports …

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Microsoft and Rare are ‘evaluating what to do next’

Will the upcoming un-bundling of Kinect have any negative ramifications for Microsoft’s Rare studio? That was the question put to Xbox boss Phil Spencer by OXM, although the exec of course stressed the ongoing importance of the Kinect Sports, Viva Pinata, Perfect Dark, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Donkey Kong Country, …

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Banjo-Kazooie composer says proposed spiritual successor called off

Proposed Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Mingy Jongo has been canceled, franchise composer Grant Kirkhope has revealed. Responding to questions on Reddit, Kirkhope confirmed a new project based on Rare’s Nintendo 64 platformer has been called off by the group of ex-Rare staff who had originally planned its development. "The other guys …

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