"Fans of Rare and Rare IP I think will be pleased with what we're going to show at E3. We had a limited amount of time today and a lot of story to tell. But Rare remains an incredibly important part of our development capability. That historic IP that they've built I think can play a real important role on Xbox One."
That's what Microsoft Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer said regarding Nintendo's lost studio. Yes, a great game from Rare is likely on the way to the Xbox One. I'm not talking Kinect Sports – no, I'm talking about Banjo-Kazooie or even Conker, though that may be wishful thinking.
As a quick recap of recent Rare trademarks, Microsoft attempted to renew the Killer Instinct trademark. However, that renewal was refused due to "confusion determination." A spiritual successor could be on the way, or even a brand new entry in the series if Microsoft has played their cards right. And then there are Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, and Perfect Dark, all Rare franchises that have appeared on Microsoft consoles.
Of course, we may get an All-Stars edition of Kinect Sports. Or the new game may not even be developed by the studio. Who knows what could show up? Would a new Banjo game affect your opinion on the Xbox One? Sound off in the comments.