Rare have hinted that the rude, furry squirrel: Conker could be making an appearance on the Xbox Live Arcade in the future. The hint came about on the company’s ‘Scribes’ feature on its website, in which people ask Rare questions to which Rare post the answers.
When asked: “Why haven’t you guys made Conker available for the Marketplace?” Rare replied: “There’s no single standout reason why these things haven’t happened. Issues of cost, workload, predicted uptake and so on all combine to keep us focused on other projects for the time being; bringing back past glories for a new audience is all well and good, but we can’t make it our primary goal.”
Don’t you just love a
man squirrel in uniform?
Rare continued: “So will Conker (or any other Rare N64 game that hasn’t yet resurfaced) appear on XBLA in the future? Possibly. Can we say for sure right now? No. Have we buried your favourite game because we think it smells of dog muck and we wish all its fans would fall off a building? No. And let’s not dig up the whole Live & Uncut ohwaitit’sactuallymorecut situation again, shall we…”
Conker’s last outing in the gaming world came in Conker: Live & Reloaded on the original Xbox in 2005. The game’s multiplayer modes are still played, even now. Rare have previously re-made Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie for the Xbox Live Arcade service.
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