Well it appears that there is a guy at Microsoft who has a functional brain lol.
Microsoft Studios executive Phil Spencer believes that the Mario Kart franchise is genre defining and probably shouldn’t be replicated. Spencer mentioned this on Twitter when he was asked by a fan whether Microsoft would consider a kart racer with Banjo Kazooie and Masterchief.
(Really a Kart racer with Master Chief and Banjo Kazooie? LOL NO, and those guys should quit asking for games LIKE Nintendo games, JUST BUY THE DAMN NINTENDO GAMES)
“Every time I hear someone say ‘like Mario Kart’ I cringe. It’s kind of like open world driving, like GTA. Some games define genres.”