Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Microsoft buy top games producers Rare
Updated 26 September 2002, 14.05
Rare and Microsoft are linking up
Rare and Microsoft are linking up

By Neil Doughty
CBBC Newsround Online at X02 in Spain

As well as revealing the details of Xbox Live Microsoft had another big announcement to make at X02.

At the end of a very cool looking presentation they told a big group of journalists from all over Europe that they had bought one of the top games development companies, Rare.

Rare games now exclusive to Xbox

The company that made games like Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong 64 and GoldenEye 007 will now be making them only for the Xbox.

Kameo is will be the first Rare Xbox game
Kameo is will be the first Rare Xbox game
In the past Rare have been working only Nintendo consoles but now they've switched sides in big deal worth $375m.

Since being founded in 1985 Rare have sold more than 90 million games all over the world.

Rare are expected to make five games for the Xbox over the next two years, with the first - Kameo - arriving in Spring 2003 and a sequel to Perfect Dark also on the way.

Watch/ListenBORDER=0
Hear storyHear story
BORDER=0

More InfoBORDER=0
Sci/TechXbox to feature online gaming and chat
Sci/TechXbox Live: Is it any good?
PicturesThe best games from X02
PicturesCheck out pics from X02
Find OutGames consoles guide

BORDER=0

Past StoriesBORDER=0
A peek at the Xbox games
What it's like to play the Xbox
X02: The games

BORDER=0


 


E-mail this page to a friend



Full Sci/Tech Section
Also in Sci Tech now:
New Beagle mission plan revealed
Antarctic food chain under threat
Arctic 'to melt within 70 years'
Win Ace Lightning Game Boy games!
Vote now! Do you think aliens really exist?
Get the latest on some exciting new games! I've tested games not out till Christmas!
Take a tour! Tour the International Space Station!
>>BBCi:
Win a pair of space binoculars!
Mobile safety quiz Quiz: Are you safe using your mobile?
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club