Microsoft renews two well-known RARE IPs and rumors jump

Microsoft renews two well-known RARE IPs and rumors jump

RARE provided great games to Nintendo, but before the studio was acquired by the Japanese company, in the early 2000s, Microsoft stepped up and acquired the British studio and its exclusive catalog of IP’s. A game spanning three decades was released in 2015, Rare Play collects great classic games like Banjo-Kazooie. Although, 7 years later and with RARE focused on other projects and on continuing to bring Sea of ​​Thieves to life, now Microsoft renews two well-known RARE IPs and rumors jump.

those of Redmond have recently renewed the trademarks of two of Rare’s most well-known IPs: Blast Corps and Viva Piñata. After many years of inactivity, fans still fondly remember both games, especially Banjo Kazooie, since it is the most recent, it generated a lot of success and multiple installments. For this reason, the renewal of these two IPs, still being a completely normal movement in companies, could give us hope about new deliveries in the future.

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Given that Rare continues to support the popular pirate adventure and continues to develop Everwild, its next IP, it seems unlikely that the studio is now ready to develop a new title of Viva Piñata or Blast Corps. If Microsoft wants to consider using the revamped IPs, the team will likely look to other internal developers. This wouldn’t be the first time this has been done, as the promising revival of Perfect Dark is being run by The Initiative.