Maybe Phil told MS to cut Chris a big fat check to come back and make the game! :OI don't want to rain on anyone's parade, buuuuuuut...
Chris Seavor was the main lead guy on Conker, and also provided the voices for not only the main character himself, but about 90% of the other characters. He was laid off from Rare a while ago, and in interviews and videos since then has had less than pleasant things to say about the current state of Rare and Microsoft. He's currently working in indie games like Rusty Pup, and has said he's perfectly happy where he is.
Basically, if Microsoft do go for a new Conker game it'll be without the developer who made the game what it was, and who was Conker himself.
Doesn't the guy hate MS with a level of passion/zeal that puts most fanboys to shame?
Not really interested unless Seaver is involved.
The script very much matters, and that was chiefly written by Seavor. He was the lead designer as well. Conker is Chris Seavor and Chris Seavor is Conker. There's no getting around that.
Could work as a reboot? Or they could get someone who sounds a lot like Seavor?
Haha, weird that the official xbox twitter is asking a question like that. I mean it's nice that they appreciate one of the most popular (classic) franchises but you'd think they would have found someone that said their favorite game was from a MS series.
How do you know?