Pretty sure I mentioned Nintendo would be keeping the IPs in lieu of some money. Yep, indeed I did.
And Rare wanting to leave or Nintendo not showing them enough love is immaterial. The simple fact is that Nintendo owned 49% of a company that Microsoft apparently thought was worth $375 million. That's about $184 million in Nintendo's pocket. Do you imagine that the Banjo IP is worth anywhere near that much?
Heck, there have only been three new Banjo-Kazooie games since Microsoft bought Rare. And two of them were released on a Nintendo platform!
Maybe Rare didn't want to give Nintendo Banjo Kazooie.
Are you saying you wanted Nintendo to sell Rare off with nothing or atleast without there biggest IP? I am sure MS, Activision and other brands saw the IPs like Banjo Kazooie and that alone would have raised interests in knowing that IP was included with the purchase.
It doesn't seem like Nintendo cared and neither did Rare, All I know is Rare wanted to be moved on and Rare as a package with all there IPs is what made the sell a lot easier.
Much like Bungie holding onto Destiny, keeping the IPs keeps the brand strong and makes it easier for others to pick them up etc.
Also what would Nintendo do with Banjo Kazooie? They own so many platformers and I highly doubt they will set there big AAA Mario Team developers to make it.
Last edited by Azzanation - on 12 January 2019