Despite being one of the most recognisable PlayStation mascots, there hasn't been a new Crash Bandicoot game on PlayStation (or any other console) since 2008's Crash: Mind Over Mutant. That doesn't mean that Sony Computer Entertainment has forgotten their iconic marsupial, however.
Yesterday, PlayStation Middle East shared an image on Twitter of Crash on a Wanted poster, with the caption "Most wanted... where are you, Crash?"
أكثر شخص مطلوب... أين أنت يا كراش؟ pic.twitter.com/aj85Ap018v— PlayStation Mid East (@PlayStation_ME) February 6, 2016
Plenty of people are hoping for a new Crash Bandicoot game; in fact, the very first comment on our latest Weekend Chat, posted by MonkeyMan, was about exactly that. The Crash Bandicoot license still belongs to Activision, who said in 2013 that they "continue to explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life.”
In 2014, Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer said that Crash Bandicoot was "never off the table", but in January last year, long-time Naughty Dog animator Josh Scherr said that they were more realistic characters and grounded stories, like those of Uncharted and The Last of Us. Last February, Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells said that they "would love to" return to Crash, but that it just wasn't feasible at the time.
Whatever PlayStation Middle East's Twitter post means, or if it means anything at all, remains to be seen. We'll keep you up to date if we hear anything more.