Are there any Rare games you would like to see as HD remakes on Xbox Live Arcade?
Probably the same game every Rare fan wants to see and that’s KI3 (Killer Instinct 3). We all wanted to make KI3, but Microsoft were more interested on broadening their demographic, than making another fighting game. So it never got made, I doubt it ever will.
That's really sad to hear they wanted to make new and amazing games like classic Rare and MS just shut them down and forced them into Kinect Sports. Fucking arseholes.
There [were] numerous projects that were put forward that I believe would have been huge hits, but MS rejected them one after the other. I remember seeing a couple of prototypes that Chris Seavor had designed and was working on, that looked amazing, but alas they got shelved. It seemed that MS didn’t want to take the risk in Rare doing anything outside the younger demographic, they quickly forgot the companies heritage. We started to lose a lot of great talent then, people were losing job satisfaction, so they just left.
Obviously Kinect Sports has come along now, and has done really well. So my hope is that MS will start regaining their faith in Rare and let them get their feet back into the wider mainstream market and put Rare’s name back on top.
http://www.notenoughshaders.com/2012/08/21/donnchadh-murphy-chats-about-rare/The interview is here, talks about Rare, next-gen, it's an interesting read.