Although rumours have continued to persist over the past couple of years about Sony potentially re-acquiring and reviving the Crash Bandicoot series, it looks like if it does ever happen, it'll be without original creator, Naughty Dog.
Too bad, I'd prefer a new crash made by naughty dog than another Uncharted or TLoU.
Naughty Dog has outgrown games like Crash. If they try to work on it again it will be hard because of how they change as the years went by. I think Media Molecule is a studio that can do the IP justice because its on the realms of the games they currently make. Naughty dog has grown to become a narrative driven studio so New mature IP's is what they'll mostly be aiming for
What would you have said if ND stuck to the original idea about Uncharted? It would've been in the same style as Crash / Jak.
No. The talent that worked on those games has all but left. They recently worked on Sonic Boom. Which is a shame because now all they work on are Uncharted like games. And I wouuld rather have Crash or Jak and Daxter than another bloody Uncharted.
Out grown games like Crash? I would much rather play an awesome platformer like Crash Bandicoot than any of the overrated games that ND has made like Uncharted or TLoU.
Narrative doesn't make a mature game. That's just one-sided.
I'm sorry but please don't waste ND time with crash. The game was great for its time and that's it. Just like sonic should have stayed in the past. Jak and Dexter maybe but not by ND. I would rather see a new IP.
After UC4, I hope its time for something new. I want to see what else they can do. Different story within The Last of Us universe would not be bad either.
Agreed! I'd give anything for another Jak or Crash game. Every year around the GDC, PS Experience, and E3 time, I always think to myself "this is gonna be it, this is gonna be the year they finally give us what we've been waiting so long for!" Nope, instead we get shooters and a few decent indie titles. I've been waiting so long for a proper AAA platformer like Crash. Maybe one day.. I won't give up hoping
Why are they so stupid and not making a new crash game ?. Cant they Think, give the fans what they want...
They dont own the rights to the game, so "giving fans what they want" would be illegal.
I would love to see Crash comeback to Sony
They also ruled out those rumors of The last of us coming too PS4. So there's Still Hope
Hopefully Sony passes Jak and Daxter to another in house studio like they did with Sly Cooper. Hate to see Jak and Daxter be one of those forgotten franchises of Playstations past like MediEvil, Legend of Dragoon, Wild Arms, Parappa the Rapper or Um Jammer Lammy and Blasto to name a few franchises.
It's time to accept it, Crash Bandicoot will not come back, Activision sucks, they prefer to kill the franchise than selling to Sony, and you can't expect a good Crash game coming from Activision, probably will turn into a Skylander's character, something like that.
Dont give them any ideas damnit...
Key words here, "Naughty Dog". I highly doubt Sucker Punch is gonna make another Sly, doesn't mean no more Sly games ever.
Sucker Punch didn't even do the PS3 Sly game, and it was pretty good. Original dev doesn't always matter if the publisher is intent on making the game a certain way, and I'm sure people over at ND could have input if they were asked.
Makes sense. They are a great studio and they matured a lit over the years. I don't see those games being anymore their style, they have outgrown those games. It is somewhat sad, but Sony would have other studios that are perfectly capable of making those games. The thing with Crash is, the way we like the games is as they had been on the PS1. That format wouldn't really work anynore unless it's a 15 bucks game and as a 3D platformer it wouldn't feel right.
Jak & Crash are overrated nostalgic games. I'm glad ND won't be wasting their time with them. Let someone else make those like Media Molecule or something.
with such misinformed comments, it's no wonder you only have 1 bubble.
Gamers: WE WANT OUR OLD PLATFORMERS ON NEW SYSTEMS IN NEW GAMES! XBox: Well, maaaaaayyyybeeeeee. Teehee Sony: NOPE.
Awe, look at all those dislikes. People hate the truth. inb4madfanboylogic
What truth? Naughty dog says THEY don't want to return to Jak/Crash atm. Sony aren't going to force one of their best studios to make the game when the developers themselves aren't up for it..
Ah, remember Rare? ...Yeah, me neither.
Crash was a product of its time. What do you want out of a Crash game now? The same kind of straight forward gameplay looking at Crash's back or looking at him run towards the camera with spruced up graphics? No? Something different like a Mario 64 kind of change? Then it's not Crash anymore. You think you want it, but you really won't once it's made. Same with Jak. No one buys Ratchet and Clank games anymore.
I'd want it.
People brought Sly cooper: Thieves in Time, and it was just an upgraded version of Sly 3 basically. So yeah, the straight forward game play with nicer graphics. People do buy ratchet and clank games still. The ones that don't sell are the ones that break from the original pattern to sell a game on the name alone. No one wanted a R&C tower defense game. Then there's Rayman(the games proper). They keep the same formula as the original, and they've only grown more and more popular with each passing game.
I still buy R&C games and I would buy a new Jack. As for Crash, how they make a new one that retains what people liked about it and nake it modern is a good question.
Aww, I'd have loved a new Crash game... :(
So what was the point in them teasing Crash in one of their PS4 Commercials?
This is what I don't get I mean they've hinted at Crash's return a lot...not just a simple "Oh yeah here is a Crash reference, remember him" it basically screamed "WE HAVE CRASH BACK".
Exactly they can't just tease him like that and say he's not returning That would basically be false advertising and couldn't they get sued for that?
Wtf happened to the heat of this.
Never mind. Admin swapped with the original interview. Fair.
that's a bullshit excuse, I understand why they cant make a new crash game but abandoning jak and daxter like that is ridiculous. simply because it has a less realistic look and set of characters doesn't mean it cant have a more mature story made for it.
They've been ruling it out for years now. Why do people keep thinking they'll be going back? Let it go.
You felt inclined to post about it, why don't you expl- Oh wait.
I would love a Jak Vita game.
ND really needs to consider Savage Starlight, a sci-fi space adventure in a mature setting similar to Mass Effect.
I hope Naughty Dog goes back to Crash Bandicoot/Jak and Daxter at some point, but let them finish up the Uncharted series, they seem to know what they are doing.
Losing respect for these people, if they had the opportunity to do what their fans want, another crash game, they'd turn it down? not good at all, I hope we get a decent crash game, won't be as good though.
Sony needs to buy back Crash. Crash IS the Playstation mascot. As much as I love what Sony have done with the Playstation brand, not buying Crash was their biggest and most foolish mistake.
Why do people insist to put that weight on ND shoulders? I think its kinda obvious that they are moving into a different direction with the type of games that they develop, and im fine with that. Let them do their thing, im not against a return of the Crash franchise but if ND doesnt want to do it there are tons of studios that would make an excellent job, the same can be said with the Jak and Daxter games.
I have no doubt that Naughty Dog could make a brilliant version of Crash or Jak and I would love them to do just that. However I do feel that ND have moved on, they are a different developer with different aspirations these days and I totally appreciate that. They now have the reputation and skill set to really push the boundaries of story telling and can only how exciting and fulfilling this is for everyone at ND.
People seriously did not realize that Crash was taken over by other developers after Crash Team Racing? Aka, since 2000
If Naughty Dog Doesn't Make A New Crash Game There Is Still A lot Of Studios Who Could Make It Like Insomniac Or Media Molecule.Im Still Convinced.
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