A new interview recently popped up with former Rare employee Donnchadh Murphy on NotEnoughShaders. While most of the interview has nothing to do with fighting games, there is one bit of info that’s definitely relevant to the genre’s fans, especially those who grew up in the mid 90s. When asked about what Rare games he would like to see receive HD remakes, Murphy (who previously worked on Killer Instinct 2 and Killer Instinct Gold) had this to say:
Probably the same game every Rare fan wants to see and that’s KI3 (Killer Instinct 3). We all wanted to make KI3, but Microsoft [was] more interested in broadening their demographic than making another fighting game. So it never got made, I doubt it ever will.
A sad bit of news for fans who remember the good old days when ultra combos meant getting more than 20 hits and not a comeback mechanic.
For those interested in learning more about Rare, you read the entire interview here.