More Evidence Surfaces for Crash Bandicoot Revival

More Evidence Surfaces for Crash Bandicoot Revival

Evidence is growing that the long sought-after Crash Bandicoot revival is in the works at Sony, with the latest hint coming from one of Sony's collectibles partners, the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA).

Speaking to Pixel Dan, NECA's director of product development, Randy Falk, let slip that Sony is "bringing Crash Bandicoot back":

On the modern gaming front, we’re going strong. We’ve got a lot of cool stuff going on with Sony. So we have Ultimate Kratos from God of War III that’s about to hit retail. We have Uncharted 4 Nathan Drake, which comes out in May. And then LittleBigPlanet is doing really well, so we have some more of those here on display, too.

Yeah, [Ultimate Kratos is] one we wanted to do way back when, and finally, we’ve been able to get back in with Sony and get some of that stuff out. And looking at some of their other titles, I see they’re bringing Crash Bandicoot back, which is really cool. There’s some great stuff there.

Just last week, PlayStation Middle East shared an image of a wanted poster starring Crash, and at PlayStation Experience in December, Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Shawn Layden wore a Crash Bandicoot T-shirt. Furthermore, Robomodo revealed on Twitter last year that they talked about including Crash Bandicoot - who belongs to Activision, at least as far as public record goes - in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, but that they weren't able to due to "a combo of timing and rights."

Source: Gematsu



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
oconnomiyaki
Posted by oconnomiyaki
On Monday 15 Feb 2016 9:51 AM
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It'll be weird to see Sony develop and publish it, given that it's an Activision IP. It'll also be interesting to see if the same complaints of taking a multiplatform title and making it exclusive still arise...
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Monday 15 Feb 2016 10:47 AM
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15 February 2016, 09:51 AM Reply to oconnomiyaki
It'll be weird to see Sony develop and publish it, given that it's an Activision IP. It'll also be interesting to see if the same complaints of taking a multiplatform title and making it exclusive still arise...
I think the implication, especially from Robomodo's comments regarding putting in Crash in Tony Hawk, is that maybe Sony has acquired the license from Activision, but haven't made this public knowledge just yet? Really, that's the only way I could see this working, because like you said, it'd be really weird to see Sony develop and publish an Activision IP.

On the other hand, maybe they're teasing PlayStation-exclusive Crash DLC for Call of Duty?
 
 
 
Posted by Dvst8u
On Monday 15 Feb 2016 3:42 PM
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please just let it be true
 
 
 
Posted by mchumdinghy
On Monday 15 Feb 2016 8:30 PM
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If it looks like a bandicoot and smells like a bandicoot ... then its probably Knack 2
 
 
 
Posted by Goonertron
On Monday 15 Feb 2016 8:55 PM
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What if Knack 2 is just the code name for Crash Bandicoot?