Microsoft have put the final nail in the coffin over the question on many a Wii U owners’ lips; there’s currently no plans to release Rare Replay for Nintendo’s console any time soon or in the foreseeable future.
If you thought the opposite were likely to happen, nobody would blame you. Minecraft – which Microsoft now owns the rights too – has just recently been given a release date for the Wii U, causing gamers to pose the question of whether the compilation of Rare’s past games would make it their way. Sadly, that’s just not the case. Addressing the question on Twitter, Microsoft said that, “we have no information of any games coming to the Wii U other than Minecraft.”
The news comes barely a week after Xbox boss Phil Spencer attempted to answer the age old question that gamers worldwide have sought an answer to for over a decade now: will GoldenEye 007 ever see a re-release? The landmark shooter is credited for popularizing the genre on consoles and pioneering various aspects seen today in modern examples, but both Rare and Spencer say that its not likely to happen, citing too many licencing issues as the main problem.
So, bad news for Wii U owners again, eh? The console is in desperate need of some third-party titles, and has been since it released, but its misfortune doesn’t seem like it’ll be ending. Let’s just hope that the Nintendo NX is more successful in that regard when it releases (presumably) next year.