Speaking on its scribes page, Microsoft’s latest plaything, Rare, has been talking about what it intends to do with the licenses it holds, namely Killer Instinct, Conker, Perfect Dark and Blast Corps.
“It can get a bit confusing, but basically, as you say, the DK and Star Fox properties have always been Nintendo's and will remain that way, along with any franchise games that we produced,” said the firm.
“Pretty much everything else reverts to Rare, including Killer Instinct, Banjo, Conker, Perfect Dark, Blast Corps and Jet Force Gemini (but not GoldenEye, obviously, as the Bond licence is neither Rare's nor Nintendo's). Any of these characters and franchises could return in the future alongside original titles such as Kameo, though as to which of them actually will, your guess is as good as mine. And I'm not just saying that - your guess really is as good as mine.”
This seems a little strange, given that a Perfect Dark game and a Conker game have been touted by Microsoft officials as being in development for some time. Can it really be true that Kameo is alone at Rare?
$375 million is a lot of money for one game…