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Wonder when Rare and Microsoft would put Rare Replay on Steam and Microsoft Store. I'm sure many would want to play Rare Replay on PC.



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Excluding Kinect stuff like Fru that and Halo 5 are the only worthwhile Xbox One games that aren't on PC yet so it would be nice if those stopped being stuck on just Xbox.



It's unlikely I think, 9/30 of the titles are running via X360's backwards compatibility, I believe the vast majority of RR is also using emulators (4 different ones) so they won't be porting them to PC if they didn't port them to Xbox One, they will only come via emulation which would mean Microsoft bringing the emulators to PC, it would be awesome to see an official X360 emulator on Windows Store but I figure by now they will probably say it isn't worth the effort.

I'd suspect that they will consider xCloud to be good enough, although oddly Rare Replay isn't on current xCloud either, it does have the 360 ports though, but yeah the only way I see RR on PC is through xCloud.

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Ryuu96 said:

It's unlikely I think, 9/30 titles are running via X360's backwards compatibility and I believe the vast majority of Rare Replay is also emulation (4 different emulators) so I doubt they'd go through the effort of porting them all, likely will only come via emulation too (would be cool if Microsoft made an official 360 emulator for Windows Store, Lol) but I figure by now they'd probably say it is not worth the effort.

I suspect that they will consider xCloud to be good enough, there's a lot of 360 exclusives not on PC and instead of going through all the porting or bringing their own emulators to PC they'll probably just throw em on xCloud PC and call it a day.

Basically this. As far as I remember, the worst thing is that the most interesting games in that collection are 360 emulated. Those that were ported are mainly old arcade games from the 80s-early 90s. So, due to technical limitations, it will either be reduced and will skip some games or will not be ported at all.



 

derpysquirtle64 said:
Ryuu96 said:

It's unlikely I think, 9/30 titles are running via X360's backwards compatibility and I believe the vast majority of Rare Replay is also emulation (4 different emulators) so I doubt they'd go through the effort of porting them all, likely will only come via emulation too (would be cool if Microsoft made an official 360 emulator for Windows Store, Lol) but I figure by now they'd probably say it is not worth the effort.

I suspect that they will consider xCloud to be good enough, there's a lot of 360 exclusives not on PC and instead of going through all the porting or bringing their own emulators to PC they'll probably just throw em on xCloud PC and call it a day.

Basically this. As far as I remember, the worst thing is that the most interesting games in that collection are 360 emulated. Those that were ported are mainly old arcade games from the 80s-early 90s. So, due to technical limitations, it will either be reduced and will skip some games or will not be ported at all.

The only natively ported title is actually Grabbed by the Ghoulies

Everything else is emulated, which I didn't really know until looking it up now.

Man I remembered hating that title back in the day but actually had some fun with it on RR.

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If they do put the games on Microsoft Store and Steam it'll sell like crazy and it'll boost lifetime sales of Compilation.



Ryuu96 said:
derpysquirtle64 said:

Basically this. As far as I remember, the worst thing is that the most interesting games in that collection are 360 emulated. Those that were ported are mainly old arcade games from the 80s-early 90s. So, due to technical limitations, it will either be reduced and will skip some games or will not be ported at all.

The only natively ported title is actually Grabbed by the Ghoulies

Everything else is emulated, which I didn't really know until looking it up now.

Man I remembered hating that title back in the day but actually had some fun with it on RR.

You are right, but there is no issues emulating these old 80s-90s games on PC. Xbox 360 titles is a different story though



 

Rare Replay on steam? Microsoft? It's going to be rare, lol.



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They would need to completely rework how this collection functions so I don't see it happening, but if it does please outsource it and not waste Rare's time lol



Yes, that wouldn't be a bad idea