Xbox Boss Responds To Report That Rare’s Everwild Was Rebooted, Explains What’s Going On

Earlier this year it was reported that Sea of Thieves developer Rare had rebooted its new IP, Everwild, and now Xbox Studios boss Matt Booty has shed some additional light on what’s going on. Speaking to Kinda Funny, Booty said there is no cause for concern. He said game development is a highly iterative process with many moving pieces, and it’s natural that Rare’s creative teams would change things up as part of the development process.

“What is Rare known for? They’re known for creating new IP and creating worlds. And I’ll say, when you look at it from the outside and you hear words like ‘reset’ and ‘restructure,’ those are probably a little more definite and a little more extreme than what really happens as a game comes to life,” Booty said.

Rare is focused on making Everwild the best game it can be, and if that means going through some changes, that’s part of the creative process, Booty said.

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Author: Eddie Makuch