Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Rare

Sea of Thieves alpha getting gravity, islands, more in next update

Microsoft has sent word that Rare will be expanding the alpha of their multiplayer-centric sea-faring action-adventure title Sea of Thieves this weekend with Update 0.1.1. Titled Taming New Seas, the patch will introduce several elements, including gravity, additional regions and islands, voyage system navigation, and among several other unnamed items, skeletons armed with machine guns. The studio is also taking the opportunity to invite more Sea of Thieves Insiders to try out the alpha. Players interested in becoming an inside can sign up on the official site.


PC News, Xbox One News

(Xbox One Review) Rare Replay

“… a great reminder that Rare is a company worth remembering, and in the year of their 30th anniversary, worth celebrating. ”


Xbox One Reviews

Rare Replay now available in stores, online for Xbox One

Rare Replay is now available for Xbox One. The $30 30-title collection spans decades of Rare’s work, beginning with 1983’s Lunar Jetman and ending with 2008’s Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise. For the newer releases, players who have achievements or save files tied to their current profile from their Xbox 360 days can transfer them to Xbox One. Previous progress also counts towards Replay’s various unlockable bonuses. Full details on all 30 titles are available below.


Xbox One News

Rare Replay now up for digital pre-order on, Xbox One dash

Microsoft has announced that retro gamers can now pre-order a copy of Rare Replay for Xbox One from or from the Xbox dashboard. The release also noted that those who have played some of the titles on their Xbox 360 can transfer their profile’s saved progress and achievements over to Xbox One. The previous progress will count towards unlocking their associated bonus rewards. Full details on all 30 titles are available below.


Xbox One News

Kinect Sports: Season Two now available for Kinect

Kinect Sports: Season Two (360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kinect Sports returns for another round today with Kinect Sports: Season Two. The collection features full-body motion and voice control with six events (football, baseball, skiing, golf, tennis, and darts), 17 new Challenge Play Activities, and an in-game calorie counter. Players can also issue challenges to friends over Live.


DLC, Xbox 360 News

Kinect Sports: Season Two demo now on Live

Kinect Sports: Season Two (360) Demo Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

Another Kinect demo has launched on Live today. Joining Dance Central 2’s is the latest demo for Kinect Sports: Season Two. Set to hit store shelves on October 25, the Kinect-only mini-game collection features events from six sports, complete with in-game voice control and full-body motion tracking. The demo includes two sports: Golf and Tennis.


Xbox 360 News