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Rare wants to revitalize classic IP with Natal, beat world
« on: August 17, 2009, 06:15:42 PM »


While most people were struck with thoughts of the future when Microsoft's motion-control apparatus Project Natal was unveiled, Rare couldn't get its mind off the past. In a recent interview with VideoGamer, 15-year Rare veteran George Andreas explained the device "gives us an opportunity to maybe at some point in the future investigate some of those older IPs."

Andreas was particularly excited about one unnamed Rare franchise which would be "absolutely phenomenal, absolutely phenomenal" if it should incoroporate Natal. He added, "I think it would be an absolutely world-beating product. But we need to explore a little bit more in that direction." Got any ideas? Our money's on Jetpac -- though we suppose a motion-controlled Conker's Bad Fur Day would have its humorous, bawdy merits. Just ... make sure the blinds are closed while you're playing it, okay?


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Re: Rare wants to revitalize classic IP with Natal, beat world
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 10:32:24 AM »
I have no idea if Rare holds the rights, but if they do I would bet they're talking about California Games.  That game would actually be an awesome packaged game to be included with the Natal.


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Re: Rare wants to revitalize classic IP with Natal, beat world
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 07:43:18 PM »
Developed by now defunct Epyx, not sure who holds the rights though.



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Re: Rare wants to revitalize classic IP with Natal, beat world
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 09:40:17 AM »
Developed by now defunct Epyx, not sure who holds the rights though.



Rare had their hands on it for 5 minutes back in the early '90s.  Then California Games 2 came out, flopped, and was forgotten.

How fun would it be to play hackysack with Natal?   :D


 

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