Ex-Rare employee claims Microsoft canned Killer Instinct 3
In an interview with Not Enough Shaders, former Rare modeler Donnchadh Murphy explains the fall of Rare and pins it straight on Microsoft’s lapel. While Rare was known for building a variety of amazing games, Microsoft may have made some changes to their business model.
This decision apparently had an even more detrimental effect after Rare’s founders, the Stamper brothers, decided to leave the company. Despite this loss, Rare still had talented people and they had “numerous projects that were put forward that I [Murphy] believe would have been huge hits, but MS rejected them one after the other”. It only gets worse from here though.
When asked which IP Murphy would be most interested in reviving he had this to say: "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."
Ouch! I sure hope nobody had gotten their hopes up for another Killer Instinct…
Thanks Ted for the heads up using firstname.lastname@example.org
With the way Rare is nowadays, I'm not at all surprised.
If we ARE gonna get a new Killer Instinct Game, it'll probably be along the lines of" Killer Instinct: Nuts and Bolts" or "Avatar Instinct"...
I just lost faith in myself for not doing anything. And I killed myself a few minutes ago
*Falls to knees.* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! WHY BILL!?!?!? WHYYYYYYY!?!?!?!?!?!
The thing is rare's titles were all average since coming to Microsoft so maybe Microsoft are doing us a favour by not releasing an average title in the franchise all we can do is lament how good Rare used to be
Microsoft really doesn't look that good after hearing this. This is a very sad tale indeed.
Nintendo, please Nintendo..............
No, it clearly says it because they wanted Rare to start making kids games. Also Nuts and Bolts isn't nearly that bad.
Why did publishers became douchebags nowadays?
As much I respect Microsoft, they can kiss my ass. I mean come on it's Killer Instinct god damn it. What a blow to us waiting all these years to find out we're wasting our time. Also are they trying to turn Rare into the next Nintendo. What if Streets of Rage now belongs to THQ. It would suck right then why did they think this is a good idea. Oh I'll tell you they think making kid games would sell. Honestly Nintendo does it better there's no replacement for that. I am so pissed about this news fuck you Microsoft.
Thanks Sean, this will be useful for a future post.
Microsoft is slowly edging out EA as the worst video game publisher...
They probably canned it due to how much it would suck like perfect dark zero and nuts and bolts. We dodged a bullet here people
Oh Microsoft, perfect! You're just the bastards I feel like shitting on today!
Oh, Capcom still sucks hard. The only difference is that Microsoft had to kill off the IPs of someone else.
Rare, sell the rights of all of your pre-M$ franchises to Nintendo. That is the only way we will play KI3, a proper Banjo game, or a new Conker game.
Unfortunately what we all want to play is Microdoft owned francises.
I don't know how anyone can be M$ fans after what they did to Rare.
Okay, I'm convinced that Microsfot did indeed ruin Rare, this is something I didn't completely believe. I mean does Microsoft simply not want games that people want on their platform. Still not as bad as the cancelled Conker 2.
....I'm gonna go cry in a corner now.
Time for these awesome guys who left Rare to make new studios and make us games we want to play........fucking MIcrosoft lol