According to former Rare game director, Chris Seavor, Microsoft mistakenly thought they owned the Donkey Kong IP after they purchased Rare.
A Twitter question asking Seavor where is the Xbox One’s version of Knack, prompted Seavor to recall a story from when Microsoft purchased Rare.
“The current generation of ‘enablers’ won’t even know they own the IP… Here’s a true story.. When Rare was first bought by MS a group of execs came on a tour.. One of them noticed the Donkey Kong. ..Posters everywhere and said.. ‘Hey that’s great.. We own Donkey Kong right??’ ………/massivesigh”
Seavor added to that story by saying, “christ, whatever happened to Starfox? MS aren’t the only ones sitting on prime real estate and wondering why their arse is sore.”
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