Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 10:23

Future of Rare tied to Kinect Sports 2?

Written by David Stellmack
rare_logo

Difficult to say what the future might hold
Sources are whispering to us that the future of Microsoft studio Rare could be tied to their development of Kinect Sports 2. While the game has been rumored in development for some time, it still remains unannounced at this point; but the sequel is likely since the release of the first title was a key launch title for Kinect.

From the shadows we do hear, however, that Rare needs to really knock it out of the park this time around, as the studio has been plagued by string of mediocre preforming titles since Microsoft acquired the developer. This most recently led to a major restructuring, along with the rumored cancellation of Kameo 2 and Perfect Dark 2 which were both rumored to be in the pipeline.

While the studio has had a number of very successful titles in the past and has contributed significantly to the development of the Avatar interface for Xbox Live (as well as being very involved in the development of Kinect), it seems that this alone isn’t enough for Microsoft.

We suppose that if you had to make a Kinect Sports 2 game, Rare would be the studio to do it, and they have learned much from the first time around. We do think that Rare can really be successful with a Kinect Sports 2 release, as Kinect owners are crying for new releases and there does seem to be a window here for success. Still, we would have preferred instead if they were putting their efforts into a Perfect Dark 2 release.


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments