At one point in time Rare might have been the best studio on the planet. Goldeneye, Banjo-Kazooie, Jet Force Gemini, Blast Corps.
And Conker's Bad Fur Day.
Conker's Bad Fur Day wasn't quite as successful as some of Rare's other mega-hits, but it's still remembered fondly. I was the right age when it came out: young, stupid, guffawing at double entendres.
But I didn't know that Rare were actually planning to make a brand-new standalone Conker game -- not for the N64 -- but for the original Xbox. In the above video some of the people involved in the game discuss the game itself and show-off some ever before seen concept art. It's pretty compelling stuff.
The game was called Conker: Gettin' Medieval. I have no idea whether it would have been successful or not. My gut instinct is moderately? But Conker was always a tier below some of Rare's real money makers. Regardless this is interesting to watch.