In a bit of funny news trivia, ex-RARE employee and director of Conker's Bad Fur Day, Christopher Seavor, revealed via Twitter that back in 2002 when Microsoft acquired UK-based games developer RARE for a cool $375 million, Microsoft executives that visited the studio thought that they had indeed also purchased in their deal the Donkey Kong franchise along with RARE's other works such as Perfect Dark and Banjo Kazooie.

Speaking on Twitter, Seavor said a few of the top-brass at Microsoft came for a tour around the studios and upon seeing Donkey Kong posters proceeded to get excited about owning the franchise - until Rare corrected them.


Seavor also mentioned later that Nintendo is 'sitting on prime real estate' with its Star Fox franchise, alluding that they should develop more games in the series as there is still a massive interest.

Seavor is no longer with RARE, however he is still working hard in the industry and now applies his craft at Gory Detail, which is bringing The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup to the Wii U and 3DS eShop.