Rumor: Rare making "mature" game for next Xbox console?

Microsoft has yet to confirm any plans for the next version of its Xbox game console but a new rumor claims that one of Microsoft's in-house game developers, Rare, is already at work on a "mature" themed game for that platform. Eurogamer reports that the rumor come from the new print issue of Xbox World magazine. It also states that two more Microsoft game developers, Lionhead (the Fable series) and Turn 10 (the Forza Motorsport series) are now working on games for the next Xbox console.

If Rare is indeed developing a new game that would appeal to more mature audiences, it would represent a return to a type of game that the UK-based developer hasn't released in a while. The last original game that Rare developed for Microsoft that received an "M" rating was Perfect Dark Zero, an Xbox 360 launch title in 2005 (a remake of its Nintendo 64 game Perfect Dark was released via Xbox Live Arcade in 2010). Since then the developer has released more family friendly titles such as Viva Pinata, Kinect Sports and the upcoming Kinect Sports Season Two.

Previously reported rumors have claimed that Microsoft might announce the next version of the Xbox console at E3 in June 2012 with the actual launch of the console coming sometime in late 2013. Back in July, Neal Robison, the director of ISV relationships at AMD, claimed that the next version of the Xbox could have graphics that will have the level of detail that was seen in the movie Avatar.

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please don't give up on Perfect Dark, Microsoft. I miss me some Joanna . farm it out to Epic if you have too, but let somebody make it.

I have long since given up hope of getting a decent title out of Rare any more and I'm not sure Rare's definition of "mature" would be the same as mine. Besides all of the talent has left Rare so their ability to make a good game must be questioned if you ask me.

As far as I know they are now a Kinect-Based developer. Nothing Rare makes anymore will be as good as the titles released in their N64 prime.

Man, they should release another version of Original Banjo Kazooie gameplay style... How I love that game! Pity there aren't any plans for it...

Awesome developer. Although they have changed a lot since their Nintendo days. Not really seen their xBox work other than the port of Perfect Dark... which you can hardly say is the current developers hard work.

Goldeneye and Diddy Kong are my most memorable for sure. Banjo somewhere close behind.

SK[ said,]Awesome developer. Although they have changed a lot since their Nintendo days. Not really seen their xBox work other than the port of Perfect Dark... which you can hardly say is the current developers hard work.

Goldeneye and Diddy Kong are my most memorable for sure. Banjo somewhere close behind.

Awesome? Not in their current state. Back in the late 90s and very very early 2000's though, you'd be right.

xiphi said,
It better be Killer Instinct, damn it!

haha it would be amazing!

i still have my super nintendo which i got from killer instinct edition or whatever it as but the box is killer instinct themed, so it had soundtrack and stuff.
i have never really liked nintendo, but i loved that game and was all i needed with a super nintendo. it would be amazing to get a new version for xbox.