Minecraft helped forge the good relationship between Nintendo and Microsoft


In other generations, the alliance between companies of video games was unimaginable. However, currently it is something that is becoming more and more common. One of the most surprising is that which was formed between the 2 giants, Microsoft and Nintendo, which has led to very important results, among which is the inclusion of Banjo and Kazooie to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. One of the creative of Rare talked about how managed to this decision and identified a title that helped to cement the excellent relationship between the two.

Craig Duncan, head of Rare, said in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz on the support they continue to give their properties the past and revealed more about the partnership that allowed them to bring Banjo and Kazooie to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, of which a large part is due to Minecraftone of the first titles Microsoft came to Nintendo consoles (Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch).

Minecraft has paved the way for that relationship between Nintendo and Microsoft,” said Duncan, who remember the ease with which it finalized the agreement to bring Banjo and Kazooie to Smash Bros..

Duncan also corroborates what was mentioned recently, a creative id Software in the sense that they are the developers that they should approach Nintendo to make their characters come to the fighting game. This is how it happened with Rare, as a year before they contacted Sakurai and his team to talk about Banjo and Kazooie.

The creative refers to the conversation between the 2 companies was that key members of both companies gathered to explain the plan and, without further mishap, the process began and the next year there was constant exchange of ideas and concepts in art, that in the end the team of Nintendo finalized with the execution of the trailer in the E3 2019.

If you do not know, Minecraft was first on Nintendo Wii U and then Nintendo 3DS system. Today it is also available on Nintendo Switch and even being a success in Japan. In addition, this game was one of the pioneers in the field of cross-play between both consoles.

What do you think of the relationship that has been forged Nintendo, and Microsoft over the last few years? Have you played any title of Microsoft on Nintendo consoles? Tell us in the comments.

Thanks to the good communication that they have these 2 companies, many Microsoft games are available in Nintendo Switch and even Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, made it clear that it was not very difficult to agree with Nintendo to bring Banjo to Smash Bros.. The inclusion of this character was one of the ads that were the talk of E3 2019.

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