They had a great relationship with Nintendo back in the days.
Even tho the personal is not the same from back then, if there is a company that would take advantage of the studio is Nintendo.
Not that Sony wouldn't, but Rare's style of games is more similar to Nintendo's.
I know, and it's so hard watching them not being able to work together anymore!
Maybe Nintendo and Microsoft can cut a deal, since they seemed to have done so with Mojang, which is also a Microsoft subsidiary.