Honestly, this is what I was hoping Rare would do. Not necessarily a Pirate game, but a new IP. Rare has had a lot of people leave over the past few years. They are still a talented studio but I would rather not see them try to tackle Banjo again. Playtonic exists and we're already going to be getting the 3D platformer of our dreams next year
. Im fine with Rare doing new things in the future. Thankfully, Playtonic isn't under Microsoft's watch. They can do whatever they like with Yooka-Laylee, and it doesn't have to be locked to one console. It's really fantastic.