A Microsoft executive has suggested Rare is making an Xbox One game based on its "historic IP".
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has refused Microsoft's application for the Killer Instinct trademark because it's held by another company.
Every Sunday we present an article from our archive - giving you a chance to discover something for the first time, or maybe just to get reacquainted. This week, with the Conker-starring Project Spark finally releasing, we go back to Wes' interview with the man behind Rare's foul-mouthed mascot.
It's a CV packed with best-selling games spread out across a decade: Killer Instinct, GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, Kameo… we're talking, of course, about Rare.
The former lead designer and gameplay programmer of the Killer Instinct series has outlined his vision for Killer Instinct 3 - and offered up his services should IP holder Microsoft wish to revive the fighting game franchise.