Rare, the acclaimed British development studio behind such franchises as Donkey Kong Country and Banjo Kazooie has told Industry Gamers that the company hasn’t ‘fallen of the map’ since they joined Microsoft back in 2002.
“We didn’t fall off the map. We might have changed and evolved. Our focus is different, but we haven’t fallen off the map.”
“Fallen off the map is interesting when you sell over three million units.”
“I like that falling off the map. It’s great success in this industry.”
“If you look at what Rare has done, whether it was Killer Instinct in the arcade or Donkey Kong Country and pushing pre-rendered graphics, they always innovate as a studio. That has stayed the same.”
“We delivered as much to the platform as any other studio. With the success of Kinect Sports and what I believe will be a successful Season Two, I think Rare lived up to its potential.”
– Rare’s new leader, Scott Henson