PlayStation Should Remaster More Childhood Games

PlayStation has seen phenomenal success in its remaster of Crash Bandicoot. And when developers hinted at a Spyro reboot, players were beyond thrilled. Imagine the excitement if PlayStation continued to release games that most haven’t seen since childhood.

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FallenAngel1984333d ago

Actually it was Activision that released those Crash Bandicoot remakes, not Sony

TheUndertaker85332d ago (Edited 332d ago )

Yup. The N. Sane Trilogy was developed by Vicarious Visions with Activision publishing as Activision has owned the rights to Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon since 2001.

Sony, the PlayStation division, and Naughty Dog played zero role.

Vicarious Visions


AnubisG332d ago

Actually that is no completely true. They did provide some assitance to VG during the making of the remake. So they did play a role, a small one but still. Both Sony and ND by the way.

TheUndertaker85332d ago (Edited 332d ago )

Very false Anubis, as stated in an oral history.

What's worse is Naughty Dog isn't even the same Naughty Dog. Mark Cerny is also pegged as having little confidence in Crash or its creation.

Sony wouldn't be providing insight as they didn't have developmental control of Crash nor Naughty Dog at the time of creation as Naughty Dog was at the time of all Crash Bandicoot games owned by Universal Studios.

Since Spyro the Dragon is mentioned it should also be pointed out that Spyro falls under the same. Sony nor PlayStation have any control of either series, characters, or individual titles. Naughty Dog also holds no rights to the titles.

andrewsquall332d ago

@TheUndertaker85 Funny yet Vicarious still wanted Naughty Dog's almighty blessing when they worked on the Crash remake. Its almost as if most of that made up stuff you just said, is made up bs.
"It even received Naughty Dog’s blessing in the processs – something Ruepp says he’s “thrilled with” – with president Evan Wells recently saying: “Vicarious Visions took amazing care in maintaining the feel and soul of the originals, but brought the visuals up to modern day standards and added a number of new features that’s made them even more fun to play than remembered.”

I mean, why would they have even been looking for ND's blessing if what you said was completely true lol???
As Anubis said, "Actually that is not completely true." You have twisted the truth into your own little troll reality of the situation being simply black or white. You honestly think Activision would have remade Crash Bandicoot without any kick up the arse from Sony?

If Crash Bandicoot N'Sane Trilogy had of failed critically and sales wise, I bet you would be singing from the rooftops it was all Sony's doing lol.

_-EDMIX-_331d ago (Edited 331d ago )

That information is simply showing that Sony does not have any legal ownership, but to my understanding they actually did play a role into this game existing.

It's very very very very hard to say they had nothing to do with the Crash Bandicoot remake especially considering they're obvious marketing of the title.

Also what exactly are you talking about regarding Naughty Dog? Technically speaking no team is ever the same team after a project, games are mostly contracted which actually means the development team very likely for 99.9% of games is actually always going to be different , even if it's by a few members here in there.

And I don't really get what you mean by saying someone left the team well did you just assume only one person made all games at naughty dog alone?

Of course they're going to consult naughty dog because a lot of the original developers of that game are going to be there for their assistance.

I also have no idea what on Earth you're talking about in terms of Sony not owning Crash Bandicoot because that has absolutely nothing to do with the original development team....

I mean who owned Crash Bandicoot is actually completely irrelevant to the actual development team that created it, so they're going to the people that made the game to ask them questions about .. well how they made the game.

what that has to do with ownership of the intellectual property at the time is beyond me , I'm not even entirely sure why you stated that I don't even know what that has to do with any of this 😂😂😂

I mean what does that mean exactly? Are you telling me that somebody simply owning the intellectual property means the original team could never talk about the game they made years ago? What? 😂😂😂

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andrewsquall332d ago

True but you can't blame anybody for linking Crash Bandicoot to the PlayStation brand when his name is unquestionably associated with it more than any other platform. Just like when people think of Abe or Lara or Solid Snake, they think PlayStation first.

Sony are still the ones that gave Activision the kick up the arse to bring Naughty Dog's Crash back, there is no denying that either. And hopefully the same will happen with Insomniac's Spyro, another memorable PlayStation icon from the past.

FallenAngel1984332d ago (Edited 332d ago )

@ TheUndertaker

"Activision has owned the rights to Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon since 2001."

No you're wrong in that regard.

- Universal Interactive Studios owned the rights from 2001-2003.
- Vivendi Universal Games owned the rights from 2003-2006.
- Sierra Entertainment owned the rights from 2005-2008.
- Activision owned the rights from 2008 to this day.

"the PlayStation division"

PlayStation is a subsidiary not a division.

thatguyhayat332d ago

Everyone spam them for medieval on twitter. I'll attack them on Instagram for legend of dragoon.

Yohshida332d ago

Bring back and remaster:
Crash Bash / Crash Team Racing
Jedi Power Battle (best game ever made, fact)

_-EDMIX-_331d ago

I mean I agree with everything that you're saying but let's start adding Syphon Filter to these list 😎

andrewsquall332d ago

The Spyro the Dragon G' Nasty Trilogy will hopefully be at PSX 2017. ^_^

_-EDMIX-_331d ago

With the success of Crash Bandicoot whoever owns the intellectual property to Spyro I think should easily make a remaster.

Because the PlayStation was Sony's first console they didn't really do as well in the first party department and they really only start to kick it off with the PlayStation 2, but there are some gems I would love to see that either remastered or definitely completely remade like Syphon Filter.

I think a lot of us got our hopes up when we heard Sony Bend was working on a huge project lol

Don't get me wrong I'm still going to buy Days Gone day 1, but part of me is hoping that some small part of their team is working on some concept for Syphon Filter reboot or remake

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