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Let’s temporarily break the trend of Perfect Dark XBLA news to mention that Rare has no current plans to bring back the old franchises we know and love.
According to Develop-Online, Mark Betteridge, Studio head of Rare, said: “There isn’t a need to [go back to older franchises]; it’d be nice to go back to these projects that have been successful in the past – but that doesn’t mean we will. We’d only go back to older franchises if we saw an opportunity to make the product in a different way that would do justice to that, not just for the sake of it.”
Sadly, this isn’t surprising. After all, this was the idea behind Nuts & Bolts, which effectively split the Banjo fanbase in half over what it is and what it could’ve been. It could also potentially be another reason as to Kameo 2 and Not-Perfect Dark 2’s eventual cancelations. Right now, despite not seeing anything, Rare is entirely focused on creating new IPs for Natal. Whether that’s a good thing or not (especially with “Natal Fit” in mind) remains to be seen.
Thankfully, Rare and Microsoft don’t appear to have forgotten the past completely, what with Rare’s Xbox Live Arcade lineup consisting entirely of ports, a sequel, and a remake of its past franchises. One can only hope that the relationship with 4J Studios, as well as the insistence of the brilliant minds who think it’s a good idea to re-release the classics on XBLA, will continue to bear fruit by way of classic titles while Rare focuses on the new stuff. That way, fans get the best of both worlds.
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