On the day of the announcement that UK games development stalwart Sony Liverpool Studios (aka Pysgnosis) is to close, we get to hear that Microsft's purchase of Rare was never going to lead to smooth working ways.
Former Rare man, Donnchadh Murphy states that, "It seemed that MS didn't want to take the risk in Rare doing anything outside the younger demographic, they quickly forgot the companies [sic] heritage. We started to lose a lot of great talent then, people were losing job satisfaction, so they just left" before talking Killer Instinct 3
He lays out the sorry tale, "Probably the same game every Rare fan wants to see and that's Killer Instinct. We all wanted to make KI3, but Microsoft (was) more interested in broadening their demographic than making another fighting game. So it never got made, I doubt it ever will."
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