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Submitted by TheGenkz 147d ago | news

Activision Closes 'Crash Bandicoot' Website, Removes All References to the Franchise

8CN: Despite the rumors that Crash Bandicoot would be returning soon for the PlayStation 4, it would appear that previous publisher Activision is trying to distance itself from the franchise. The official Crash Bandicoot website, which is owned and maintained by Activision, has been taken down. In addition, all mentions of the series have been removed from Activision's own website. (Activision, Crash Bandicoot, PS4)

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Kayant  +   147d ago | Well said
YESSSSSSSSSS it begins :)
Ezz2013  +   147d ago
di..did...sony...no...it can't be...is it really ?
sony bought it back ?

please god, let it be true
Enemy  +   147d ago
This happened pretty close to the VGAs...can it be?
PoSTedUP  +   147d ago
Crash Landing on PlayStation 4; high prolonged dopamine levels proven fatal in gamers, world wide shortage of mangos expected late '14 to mid '15.

woooOO!! : D!
Unreal01  +   147d ago
This news makes me the happiest! I really hope this has happened.
Childprod1gy  +   147d ago
This better be done by naughty dog.
Plasticgearsolid  +   147d ago
@PoSTedUp Mangos are you kidding me....? Its Mother#$%@in' WUMPA FRUIT!!!!
Superherox70  +   147d ago
Sony never owed crash, it was owned by universal but they had a contract with Sony to make it exclusive.
aCasualGamer  +   147d ago
Mark Cerny: “The PlayStation 4 will recapture gaming's glory days”

=O

!!!!!!!

Crash Bandicoot on PS4 is happening!!!
DrRobotnik  +   147d ago
Sony is getting thier original mascot back!
AliTheSnake1  +   147d ago
I Bought Crash Bandicoot from Activision.
HonestDragon  +   147d ago
Oh, God, I hope it's true! Crash was so misused under Activision's control. Please, please, please, let Sony have Crash Bandicoot back!
Vitalogy  +   146d ago
Hope they also bring a completely new CB to the Vita as well :)
SilentNegotiator  +   146d ago
They should have purchased Spyro, too, before this happened...
http://static.giantbomb.com...
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RedDevils  +   146d ago
My Childhood is back lol
dboyc310  +   147d ago
Omfg!!!!! A next gen Crash By ND will bring so much memories again. I remember the guy dressed as crash always taunting Nintendo. Just classic man! This is the reason I like Sony. They're all about the fans when it comes to gaming.
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Concertoine  +   147d ago
umm assuming they bought it.
id like to believe it too but lets not get ahead of ourselves lol
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   147d ago
^^^
Either way the sign that Activision may no longer have Crash, is very good news in itself.
Munky_Mafoo  +   147d ago
I guess the Crash Bandicoot reference in the PS4 advert was true. Oh Sony you

http://www.giantbomb.com/pl...
PHOSADRA  +   147d ago | Intelligent
This was in the PS4 commercial
http://abload.de/img/whatst...
A friend of mine broke the pictures down
The first one is the Sony Logo
http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/2rgc...
The Arrow means "Coming to"
http://www.wpclipart.com/si...
And the final image is Crash
http://images2.wikia.nocook...
I_am_Batman  +   147d ago
Wow nice find.
Wagz22  +   147d ago
What commercial is that from?! If you have the YouTube link or something. That is pretty crazy!
Enemy  +   147d ago
Yep, here's the full shot. http://i4.minus.com/iDG9Hfa...

It's definitely coming, guys.
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M-M  +   147d ago
Mind blown lol.
sonic989  +   147d ago
wwoooow that would be fantastic OLD memories just keep coming in my head
i am starting to listen to some of the classic crash sound tracks LOL ( that excited )
iiwii  +   147d ago
@nowayout

Cool, thanks for the link. I also noticed Ryu on the screen in the back of the cab too.

This definitely looks like something is happening with Crash, and it looks like Sony may be the new owner? Or maybe Naughty Dog?
DealWithIt  +   147d ago
More importantly: There is a trash can at the bottom :D

So, the whole thing now translates to Crash coming to Sony from, well trash (Activision?)

XD
JackVagina  +   147d ago
that trash can could signify Activision

(lol)
Zeromoniker  +   147d ago
Awesome find !
DOMination-  +   147d ago
I don't know why people care so much? It must be nostalgia. The games were good dont get me wrong but hardly mind blowing. I think people are just clouded by memories.. gaming has moved on. Its the sort of thing that could be cool if its a cheap downloadable game
MrSwankSinatra  +   147d ago
keep your garbage opinion to yourself. if anything was shown with mario galaxy, rayman origins, sonic generations that platformers can still thrive if done right.
BluP  +   147d ago
Dude, I still play the original Crash games. Even CTR. It's more than nostalgia.
ShinMaster  +   147d ago
They were awesome back then. But what makes you think (if Naughty Dog develops a new Crash game) that they won't evolve the series and enhance it beyond what we played back on the PS1 so that it actually is up to today's standards?
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GT67  +   147d ago
@ Domination

its not about a cheap downloadable game for most of us it's a chance to play something we enjoyed and loved as a kid and we FINALLY able to rejoice in our favorite game.
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Hicken  +   147d ago
Ever have that moment where you wonder what the hell you just said?

This should have been one of those moments, DOMination-.
Muffins1223  +   147d ago
My god....the one comment with no disagrees....you....you are the savior of n4g
Snookies12  +   146d ago
*Obi-wan voice* He is the chosen one!
GT67  +   147d ago
if only we can get more old school gaming such as :
Contra
Gradius
Battle toads
Gunstar hero
Einhander
Battle arena toshendin
Metal slug etc along with Crash from SONY.

ps2 happy days again. HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE A-AGAIN!!!!

Thank you ps4
sonic989  +   146d ago
i was a sega fan because i entered the gaming world with Sega Genesis gunstar hero would be awesome in my opinion gradius too
but ohh the first game i got on PS1 was crash bandicoot so crash is sooo important HE IS THE SONY MASCOT ( with all the respect to sly, ratchet, jak ,etc )
GT67  +   146d ago
cant believe a bubble was taken. sure i can it's N4G

@ Sonic i started off as intellivision gamer "burger time" played sonic was tired of losing gold rings never pick up a Sega game since. went to NES,SNES,played Crash on PS1...... still play Ratchet,Jax & DAXTER
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sonic989  +   146d ago
imo sonic and crash ( old days ) were both tough games to beat sonic was too fast and crash needs ultimate timing and precision with every single move clearly i love both very much ( sonic more but you know what i mean )
viva grande Crash Bandicoot
@ GT67
i never owned a nintendo and well i played ratchet loved it jak loved it sly cooper loved it out those i would choose sly cooper he felt cool
Lboogieskells  +   147d ago
What if Microsoft brought it? lol
SilentNegotiator  +   146d ago
That reminds me; I need to visit Banjo-Kazooie's grave site and pay my respects.
Chris558  +   146d ago
not even a single dislike even xbox players love crash :)
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   146d ago
this will be an instant ps4 system buy for me.
G20WLY  +   147d ago
Gasp! Could this mean...?

BRING IT SONY!! :D

Might as well stick a PS4 tag on this article now... :P
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Majin-vegeta  +   147d ago
OMFG PLEASE BE TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://youtu.be/JkiIPG7I_AU
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CalibriSerif  +   147d ago
wow, if sony really brought the franchise back, i will really cry.

and i am having goosebumbs right now i cannot explain why.

and please let it be NAUGHTY GODS only.

edit:::

i really wish there will be a hd-remake of all naughty dog-developed Crash before Crash 4.

Oh please Lord, let it be true.
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CaEsAr-  +   147d ago
That Gif is EPIC haha
WeAreLegion  +   147d ago
I KNOW you didn't just steal the top comment from the Reddit post.
jerethdagryphon  +   147d ago
certinly sound like someone bought the ip outright
Majin-vegeta  +   147d ago
Yup and I don;t doubt it was Sony.
ABizzel1  +   147d ago
I would cry and applaud M$ if they bought it. That would be pure evil, and the biggest troll move of all time in the gaming industry.

;(
Chris558  +   147d ago
abizzel onky ND kniws the crash magic
Acquiescence  +   147d ago
Crash Bandicoot...
is coming home.
DigitalRaptor  +   147d ago
Holy effin' sheit! Megaton incoming!

http://i.imgur.com/vwMin.gi...

All we need now is Shenmue, The Last Guardian and I'm done.
DonMingos  +   147d ago
yep. that woukd preety much cover it. If they did it I would play them and then just retire from gaming... that would be the holy grail
Pintheshadows  +   147d ago
Setting up for a big comeback by the sounds of it. I don't want to bash Knack as it looks like fun but just imagine if Sony launched the PS4 with KZSF and an all new Crash Bandicoot game.
iiwii  +   147d ago
That's what I was just thinking. If this is true, then THIS should have been the launch game instead of Knack. Not bashing Knack, but Crash, come on.. just imagine how much better it could be evolved on todays hardware.
IHassounah  +   147d ago
YAY , CRACH BANDICOOT ON THE PS4 IS REAL !!!!
Thirty3Three  +   147d ago
PLAYSTATION ALL-STARS PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!@!@
kiz2694  +   147d ago
VGX announcement? I hope so.
DirtyPimp  +   147d ago
my third eye is looking at my chin.
Sarobi  +   147d ago
CAN IT BE?! CRASH IT BACK?
bacrec1  +   147d ago
Give it back to Sony and Bump Knack!
I_am_Batman  +   147d ago
I'd prefer if Sony gets Crash back and keeps Knack.
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Whitefire  +   147d ago
happening
MaverickStar7  +   147d ago
I'll take a new Crash Team Racing thanks.
Enemy  +   147d ago
Crash Team Racing is one of the best racing games of all time.
Godmars290  +   147d ago
If he comes back to SONY - He must photo bomb Major Nelson!

Have him rampage all over MS's Redmond compound.
Majin-vegeta  +   147d ago
Just replace Ninty with M$

http://youtu.be/mTi5EaocGaY
Whitey2k  +   147d ago
I loved crash and crash team racing hell I love the serie's :D
BABY-JEDI  +   147d ago
I think Crash Bandicoot would make an ideal mascot for Sony, if true. I also think MM would be the ideal studio to explore the Krazy insanity of this character & hopefully fleshed out KRAZY friends.
O0
~)
dboyc310  +   147d ago
Totally agree dude. MM are great with the platforming genre. Their creative minds will help flesh out the crash series in a new way . Tearaway comes out tomorrow ") psyched for that.
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BABY-JEDI  +   147d ago
Tear away is genius
; )
I_am_Batman  +   147d ago
I don't think MM should do Crash to be honest. LBPs platforming never felt as direct as that from the Crash games imo. I like MM but I don't think that Crash would fit them.
dboyc310  +   147d ago
Take a look at tear away and it does 3D platforming pretty well.
AlphaBlackWolf96  +   147d ago
I would love another Crash Bandicoot game, if this means what I think it means. Bring back some of my childhood nostalgia, Sony! I used to remember the old "You Are Not Ready" PlayStation era commercials that featured Crash. That brings back so many good memories.
chrispseuphoria  +   147d ago
Crash is back, baby!
IanVanCheese  +   147d ago
Getting my Xbox One in a few hours, but this is amazing news and will certainly speed up my purchase of a PS4.
LordHiggens  +   147d ago
BRING BACK THE BANDICOOT!!!!
ocelot07  +   147d ago
Lets hope the rumour of Sony buying the licence back is true.
NoWayOut  +   147d ago
About time. Come home Crash where you belong. I can see it now at E3 someone in a Crash suit comes out and Sony announce a new game.
Viking_Socrates  +   147d ago
Going to play down the hype I have until I get confirmation at the VGX awards.
panbit86  +   147d ago
CRASH COME BACK!!!!
KonsoruMasuta  +   147d ago
If it does go back to Sony, the only one that should touch it is NaughtyDog. They made the best games in the series and I would rather have the series go to a studio that is already familiar with it.
king_george  +   147d ago
Naughty Dog would revive the sh*t outta this franchise no joke. And imagine it running on the next gen uncharted engine. Wow just wow
mshh4  +   147d ago
I think naughty dog was going bigger from 200 to 500 employee's and made a third team leading by old dog's especially for new crash for ps4 also I think sony santa monica will have hand with naughty dog new team to bring crash to ps4 maybe we will see somthing at vgx but I think it's too early to announce the game.
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chrissx  +   147d ago
Crash is coming back! By the gods!! Yes!
CalebZachary8411  +   147d ago
Would love to see Media Molecule get this game.
-wub-  +   147d ago
I would prefer ND, but if they're going to give it to another studio it should be MM.
CalebZachary8411  +   147d ago
I just look at the work of LBP, and Tearaway. Oozes quality out of the pores. Naughty Dog is working on Uncharted, too. I'd rather ND go on a new IP, and let MM handle Crash.
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