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'Bring back Crash Bandicoot? Wouldn't close the door on that' says Sony Computer Entertainment CEO

Speaking to The Telegraph, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House said there's a possibility for Sony to revisit older IPs like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon.

"This is very dangerous ground," Mr House laughs. "In concept, it is something we've been thinking about and discussing, and this is a shift for us. We've started to say that maybe there isn't anything wrong with going back and looking at characters that people still talk about, that were a big part of either their childhood or their youth. I definitely wouldn't close the door on that."

While Activision now owns both of series, Crash and Spyro acted as mascot for Sony's PlayStation during the late 90s. Maybe this is a job for Sony's Third Party Productions group?

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HonestDragon744d ago

One can hope, kingtroy. One can hope. Add Crash returning to Sony with Banjo-Kazooie returning to Nintendo. It's not like Microsoft is doing anything with that license either.

-Foxtrot745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

Wouldn't it just be selfish now for Activison to hold onto them

Skylanders doesn't use Spyro anymore, it's just called Skylanders

While Crash Bandicoot hasn't been used by Activison for ages

I don't see why they would give us a huge hint in the PS4 launch trailer if they don't plan on getting Crash back. I mean you would just have a silhouette of Crash on the sign...that's it but they went a step further to make a hint looking like Crash is back at Sony. Why do that?

Foraoise745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

Because he's obviously on his way back to us. Acti took down any information about Crash from their site around the time that ad showed, too. So it's a fairly safe assumption he'll return or 'has' returned already. I expect him to be in the inevitable playstation all stars sequel. Loved that game.

-Foxtrot745d ago

I was think that but the recent news of ND not allowing Crash in their 30th anniversary contest makes me think they don't have the rights at all.

If you had the rights you would at least let ND use Crash...I mean it's not like that proves to us that Sony have the rights back, they could of just turned around and said "Activision were nice enough to let us use him since no profit will be made off their license"

Foraoise745d ago

Yeah I just read that too. Huh. Maybe He's "coming" back, but isn't back yet? Hell I've still got hope, haha!

brightlight745d ago

Unless Sony is in an exclusive partnership with Activision regarding new games of Crash Bandicoot. The may not let Sony own the right but they can let them exploit it.

360ICE745d ago

They still use Spyro, though. He's a character in Skylanders. He's also one of the best-selling ones. Crash however...

Master-H745d ago

Imagine a Crash ps4 collection that has Crash 1,2,3 , Crash Bash, and CTR all remastered in 1080p 60fps with split screen and online play !
Too good to be true, but let me dream..

Kurisu745d ago

I'd be all over that pre order like a rash if that were ever to happen! xD

NBT91745d ago

How would a PS1 game look remastered in HD though?
They'd have to completely remake it from scratch like Oddworld New N Tasty.
In which case though, I'd settle for just a Crash 3 remake.

ArtificiallyYours745d ago

This would be an amazing way to bring it back. Crash 2 has to be my absolute favorite of the series.

SaintAlpha101745d ago

I bought a PS4 in hope that cartoony platformers like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro would return to the system and would be the console this generation to have those kinds of games.

Make it happen, Sony, I'd buy both games in a heartbeat.

ThichQuangDuck745d ago

I am listening. Bring back all the franchises. War of The Monsters(Just for me)

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