My theory is Retro isn't the studio they used to be and has nothing worth showing over the last 5 years. They are the new Rare.
Except Rare has actually released games in the last 5 years. The only thing Retro has in common without Rare is making extra games in Donkey Kong Country, a series that Rare created.
When Rare created DKC, it was a cutting edge game series that blew minds and ruled the latter part of the 16-bit generation. When Retro made their extra games, it was neither cutting edge, mind blowing, or industry leading; it was a throwback whose greatest strength was memories of the original trilogy.
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