Taken from PSI-2 (Unofficial PS2 magazine)
The Rumors began around Christmas time, but PSI2 can exclusivly reveal that rare, developers of classics such as Goldeneye and Banjo Kazooie are to make the move to multiformat developers. It's known that rare are busy working on titles for gamecube including the highly anticipated Starfox Adventures and RPG monster training adventure Kameo:Elements of power. Although an official announcement is yet to be made, Sources very close to Rare have confirmed to PSI-2 that the well-respected developer will be making games for all formats including your beloved PS2, Which can only be a good thing. Rare is held in regards after such hit games as Perfect Dark and Conker's bad fur day. With the possible exception of Kameo we'd expect any other games to be new material and not ports of currently announced gamecube titles or sequels to other Rare hits, as an intended sequel to Conker's bad fur day was scrapped before it was officially announced. We'll bring you more details as soon as we get them.
Make of it what you will, but I won't be too surprised when they officially announce it :-)
... for now...
> There's 10 times as much chance of Square making Nintendo games and MGS2 coming
> to the Gamecube than there is Rare going multiformat.
So if we're allowed to
> assume that Rare ARE about to go multiformat, then we can also be looking
> forward to some interesting forthcoming announcements from Squaresoft and
> Me thinks you've got Rare and Rage mixed up again. :0)
So if we're allowed to assume that Rare ARE about to go multiformat, then we can also be looking forward to some interesting forthcoming announcements from Squaresoft and Konami...
No they own 100% of RARE I asked them they told me, Nintendo
> bought us out many many years ago now go bother somebody else.
> exactly what they said.
Dringo, I think your wrong. But to back myself up-I'll let everyone know later what the deal is!
Scroll down a bit, its about the 4th one down.
Nintendo has a hefty stake in Rare, but doesn't actually own the company as such. We come up with our own ideas, but work closely with them on everything along the road to completion. After all, they've had a fair bit of experience down the years, wouldn't you say?
After some other research most places say Nintendo have a 25% stake in Rare.