Iconic British developer Rare is celebrating 30 years of game making this year with a unique title known as Rare Replay, a celebration of sorts as it brings together 30 titles from across its entire career and pulling them all into one package for fans. Players will get access to classics like Snake, Rattle, and Roll, Sabre Wulf, and Battletoads to newer entries like Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, and Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise.
Even with such a robust list, cuts had to be made causing some fans to express disappointment that their favorite title isn’t represented in Rare Replay. The good news here is that it’s entirely possible for Rare to remedy that post-launch.
In a live Twitch stream, Rare engineer James Thomas confirmed that the developer is entirely open to adding additional titles to the game after launch as DLC. The team specifically name dropped Taboo: The Sixth Sense, a 1989 Tarot card-reading title, though it’s unclear if the typically cheeky developer was just joking around or if they actually intend on adding that game down the road.
“There is a wealth of titles that we could dip into; a huge heritage beyond the 30 that we chose. But that’s what made choosing the 30 so hard in the first place. We had to put aside [our own personal] preferences. We hope we’ve done [that], but you never know, there could be space for more.”
Thomas also confirmed that selecting just 30 titles from Rare’s extensive history was no easy task so being able to add more titles to the game through DLC is a way to not only make fans happy but also satisfy certain personal preferences from developers.
For fans wondering why the legendary Nintendo 64 title, Goldeneye 64, was left off the initial list of games available and hoping to see it added after the fact, the wait may be a bit longer. In addition to potential licensing issues, Goldeneye 64 didn’t meet Rare’s criteria set to narrow down the list to just 30 games. In order for a game to be included it needed to hit two requirements: the game needed to feature worlds and characters Rare made independently.
To help make the wait that much harder, Rare recently revealed the games opening cinematic which will surely tug on the nostalgic heartstrings of longtime gamers and also provide a laugh or two.
If Rare does add more titles through DLC, what would you like to see added into the mix? Let us know in the comments below.
Rare Replay launches next week on August 4 for the Xbox One including 30 games from Rare’s lengthy history.
Source: Rare Twitch Stream