Playtonic developing other external franchises and I.P?

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Playtonic developing other external franchises and I.P?

Postby mickeythelegend » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:06 pm

I am thinking how Double Helix took on the Killer Instinct franchise from Rare. I wonder if Playtonic could potentially team up like this for a Banjo game, a racing game with characters exclusive on the platform the game is on or perhaps take on Donkey Kong again for a sequel to DK64 - despite all the hate it is my favourite DK game. He doesn't suit any other voice other than Grant Kirkhope's either Ok! :D
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Postby Scrubber » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:11 pm

I suppose they could. But I don't think they would.

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Postby Rueckkoppler » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:35 am

That's probably the best case scenario for the franchise. But just like Scrubber said, they probably wouldn't want to be involved with any big studio that diminishes their independence. What I know for a fact is that Grant Kirkhope would be on board for a new Banjo, since he stated that on Twitter. That's probably an easy thing to do for a freelancer, just look at David Wises involvement in DKC: Tropical Freeze.

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Postby Scrubber » Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:49 pm

Not only that but they have their own characters that fully belong to them and they were created to be a replacement for Banjo-Kazooie. So why would they then abandon making a sequel to a platformer with their own characters, to make one with characters that somebody else owns only for a big company to make the profits.

Don't get me wrong, if I had to choose between playtonic making Yooka-Laylee or playtonic making Banjo-Threeie I would choose Banjo every time. But that would never happen so I'm more than happy to play Yooka-Laylee instead. I'd also be more than happy for Rare to take a stab at making Banjo-Threeie too.

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Postby Pgcrooner » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:26 pm

Well I hope that Playtonic continues to grow and hire more extraordinary talent. I like their idea of having small teams of 15-20 people work on games so ideally I would like to think they could have 4 teams of 20 working on different projects.

2 for Playtonic originals, and 2 for licenced games. So you could theoretically havery one team work on Tooka laylee, one work on a diddy kong racing successor, maybe nintendo could have one of the teams doing a new DKC for switch, and another team work on a Rare licenced game for microsoft.

The only thing is though, each team would have to have a veteran playtonic dev supervising. Like, I could see Chris Sutherland developing their next original title but also going in to supervise the DKC game as well in this hypothetical.

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Postby Rueckkoppler » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:45 pm

Of course. The best example of such case would be the Donkey Kong Country series. Foreign IP, reinvented.

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Postby NPChilla » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:59 am

That might the first step to becoming a Nintendo second-party: take on an IP and make it fresh again.
It's what put Rare on the map.

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Postby Rueckkoppler » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:17 pm

I wonder which Nintendo IPs might be suitable for this...

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Postby NPChilla » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:21 pm

This could be a good way of raising funds for future projects once Yooka-Laylee has finished:

A kickstarter for a second game would likely go down badly, but going to a major player with the offer of reviving an old IP or some such would go down better.


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