Submitted by staticdash22 248d ago | rumor

Activision Says “No Comment” to owning crash bandicoot license

Now this is getting interesting. David Scammell from Videogamer asked activision in regards to the bandicoot msystery... (Crash Bandicoot, Naughty Dog, PS2, PS4, Sony Computer Entertainment America)

Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 59
MultiConsoleGamer  +   248d ago
The license is in play. Now you know why Sony teased that famous clip of Crash visiting Nintendo as their feb 20th event.

GrizzliS1987  +   248d ago
LOOOL good times, wish they announced it and released a commercial similar to that one for old time sake!

instant gen win
Army_of_Darkness  +   248d ago
I feel very positive now about crash coming back to Sony! Like seriously, what company denies or says "no comment" regarding something they own.. .. . Unless they no longer own it and Sony told them to not say a word?!
ZodTheRipper  +   248d ago
It's happening!
Well maybe.
TheLeapist  +   248d ago
My thoughts exactly. To me no comment is as good as them saying they don't own it.
Majin-vegeta  +   248d ago
Wait they did??You got a link?
Shadow Flare  +   248d ago
If Activision still owned the rights, they would have responded "yes". End of.

If you asked Nintendo if they had the rights to Mario, would they say "no comment"?

Activision just can't say anything yet, because Sony wants to surprise us
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iiwii  +   248d ago
Or, it may not be Sony... Naughty Dog has been quiet about their PS4 project... except for saying that you would "be in awe" when you play it.
DOMination-  +   248d ago
Except ND revealed their project.
dboyc310  +   248d ago
Imagine if they do a similar video but this time aim at Microsoft. That would be so epic.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   247d ago
Or differently from "Plumber Boy", Master Chief could actually come out of the building and shoot Crash, to which the bandicoot could reply "you new guys are no fun with your guns and stuff..." LOL
maddskull  +   248d ago
what if microsoft bought the ip it would be my worst nightmare
ZodTheRipper  +   248d ago
lol that thought just made me cringe
WickedLester  +   248d ago
Nah! They're too busy working on a sequel to "Blinx." LOL!
Z_-_D_-_3  +   248d ago
Hahahaha, another Rare situation indeed. They'd end up bodying Banjo Kazooie AND Crash Bandicoot.
Double_Oh_Snap  +   248d ago
The plot thickens
lnvisibleMan  +   248d ago
Hope the plot ends with me smashing the piggy bank
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Shadow Flare  +   248d ago
The plots gonna end with me pissing my pants
-Foxtrot  +   248d ago
VGA's...please :)

All I want is for the lights to cut off and suddenly you hear

"Prepare yourselves...It's time for another NAUGHTYDOG CREATION"

<cue theme music>

Crash Bandicoot 4 appears on screen with the classic Crash we know and love and the old school Aku Aku floating next to him.
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Double_Oh_Snap  +   248d ago
Too good to be true. I can dream though.
cloud495  +   248d ago
Also they should get a guy wearing the Crash Bandicoot costume to crash the VGAs and say: Hey plumber boy, mustache man, your worst nightmare has arrived.
maddskull  +   248d ago
no he should say hey armored spartan your worst nightmare has arrived referring to halo
ZodTheRipper  +   248d ago
Master Chief is nothing against the Bandicoot.
These childhood memories are golden.
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Blackdeath_663  +   248d ago
too soon. we are still discussing the license here let alone a game being made. but man to hear this one more time http://www.youtube.com/watc... would make my day and a lot more besides that
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iiwii  +   248d ago
^^ Remembers the opening sequence to Donkey Kong Country.

Old school meets new
Chrono  +   248d ago
A Crash game for PS4 would give a massive sales boost for the console if it's done right.
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GentlemenRUs  +   248d ago
Activision killed it off like a dead limb last night... Boycotting em as we speak!

Sony should do a FORCED buy-back.
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Intentions  +   248d ago
WeAreLegion  +   248d ago
Can't wait for the announcement. I expect it at E3.
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SpiralTear  +   248d ago

Not sure how a new Crash game would go about (would it be a retro kind of thing like the original or something completely new), but I'd love to see this license go back to Sony. The Crash games that were on Playstation are still fantastic to play.
smashcrashbash  +   248d ago
They are being too dodgy about it.Very suspicious. Why should Activision just kill it off but still want to keep it? Wouldn't it make more sense to sell the rights off and get some cash?
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sprinterboy  +   248d ago
Maybe it's vita exclusive to give it that extra boost in sales with a price drop bundle
iiwii  +   248d ago
Hmm.. Hadn't thought about that.
jukins  +   248d ago
could be sony bends next project
Half-Mafia  +   248d ago
That's got the be the funniest thing I've heard in a while. You cant comment on something you own.
admiralvic  +   248d ago
A lot of business trades are hush hush and dropping any information could get them in trouble. So while no comment was said, it probably means someone is looking to buy it or Activision is thinking about selling it. This could also just be hype for another god awful game (sorry, but some of the later ones were dreadful).
SoapShoes  +   248d ago
If Sony owns the franchise again I only want Naughty Dog or if that isn't possible(due to Uncharted/TLOU2) then Sanzaru is really the only other studio I'd want to work on it.
Lionalliance  +   248d ago
I think both sides are lying cause they want to keep it a secret and surprise us.
DeletedAcc  +   248d ago
Team 1: PS4 game 2016/2017
Team 3: Crash Bandicoot (PLEEAAAAAASE)
MidnytRain  +   248d ago
I thought they only had 2 teams.
DeletedAcc  +   248d ago
Hey a man can dream :)
sprinterboy  +   248d ago
Crash was great back in the day, but with kids and adults just liking shooters I wonder if it is best left in the past. Heard so many times in forums would love another "X game" then when they make it, sales are poor.
Chris558  +   248d ago
you understimate this could sell millions if done right
KwietStorm  +   248d ago
Well I guess that would appease many people. A new Uncharted AND Crash coming back home. All they need is a new Jak and everyone would hold hands in the streets.
BlackWolf  +   248d ago
Everthing points that Crash is back at home.. I really hope it does.
smashcrashbash  +   248d ago
Anyway if it is true or not eventually we will know.I mean everyone was so ready to claim PASBR was completely fake and despite all the denials and claims that it was fake it still came to pass. Who knows.Misdirection would be a good way to keep it under wraps.Unless Activision is trying to say that they are reinventing Crash which is the reason why they are removing every original trace of him,I doubt Activision as a business would just toss him out without even asking if anyone wants him.
Master-H  +   248d ago
Scumbag Activi$ion.
Moncole  +   248d ago
People should know the devs who made Crash what it was on the PS don't work at ND anymore
Bathyj  +   248d ago
I dont really think it matters. Naughty Dog dont know how to make a bad game. The only thing they cant do is suck.
Moncole  +   248d ago
I agree they make great games but it doesn't mean they will be great at every genre. For example Double Helix made bad games and they did a great job on Killer Instict. ND is great at making cinimatic games but we don't know how they will do with platformers because the people who made Crash domt work their anymore.
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CalebZachary8411  +   248d ago
Doesn't matter. Naughty Dog is one of the more successful studios.
SoapShoes  +   248d ago
Yes but that doesn't mean they have less talent...
dboyc310  +   248d ago
MM would be perfect for a Crash platformer. I'm currently playing Tearaway and it's truly amazing and I can invasion what a Crash game by them would look like. AMAZING!!! Just happy the franchise could be back to it's home
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Bathyj  +   248d ago
Poor Sony and Activision. Its impossible to keep a secret in this day and age.

Obviously something is going on, deals are being made, money is being exchanged, know are being fiddled, and Crash is changing hands, its just not a down deal yet or not ready to be talked about.

Now I just hope that its Sony doing the buying. Anyone else would be more bitter than sweet.

Plus dont get too excited, even if theyre buying Crash, its likey they havent started the game yet. Why make a game before you own the license in case the deal falls though.

Best case scenarios is Sony buys Crash, Naughty Dogs Uncharted 3 team is doing Uncharted 4:The Scully Chronicles, while the Uncharted 2/Last of Us team get started working on Crash 4 and its Naughty Dogs 2nd PS4 game due 2015.

Smiles all round.
BABY-JEDI  +   248d ago
I just hope if we have another Crash game, they get the fur physics right. That would be awesome
; D
Rhezin  +   248d ago
God I hope there's a Sony Crash in the works. NEEDS TO BE! I played the hell outta the crash games on ps1. Really the highlight for me that generation alongside syphon filter.
621infamous  +   248d ago
Crash come back home!
Lord_Frieza  +   248d ago
the plot thickens
meatysausage  +   248d ago
Nothing would make me happier than to see crash back. If it happens I want go to go back to the first three in the series, a classic platformer which made the series so dqmn good. Please naugthy dog, please
cell989  +   248d ago
Activision let him go already, if youre not going to use him, let others bring him back
Maldread  +   248d ago
Sounds like something`s going on. It would be no reason to say no comment, if nothing had changed.

I`m really happy if it`s a true :)Crash was great games in the hands of ND, before everything went straight to hell with Activision.

BUT, and this is a big BUT (and not in a hey now that`s a booty, kind of way). If Sony bought it back i doubt ND would be making it, bacause they`re too busy with Uncharted and maybe a Last of Us sequel. MM could be a candidate too, but i think they`ve already got too much going on, and would rather do their own stuff.

Therefor my money is on Tarsier Studios/Double Eleven which developed LBP on Vita. Great developers who can make platformers :)
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Aztec_MC  +   247d ago
Platformers FTW!

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