With more than three years having passed since Crash Bandicoot’s last outing, Dan Jenko argues it’s time for the legendary marsupial to make his return – and asks why platforming heroes have been abandoned in favour of muscular action types.
Interesting article and about time someone else brought it up too. Although, seeing how Activision retooled Spyro for Skylanders, if Crash returns, will it still be the bandicoot we love?
I was always more of a Spyro guy. Crash did introduce me to 32-bit gaming, though.
Possibly not, but remember that Activision are merely publishers. That being said if Sony bought the rights they could get one of their many excellent first-party developers (e.g. Sucker Punch) to make the new game. Anyway, Glad you enjoyed the Article!
Don't want it unless ND gets the rights back to it.
I'll gladly buy a new Crash game if it was good, even if Naughty Dog has nothing to do with it. All Crash needs to win me over is a good developer!
yeah, Naughty Dog ruled with crash series..
I find it funny that Sonic and Crash were both Mario's rivals and now they are on his home console The lesson is dont be Mario's rival
If i ever see master cheif on a nintendo console then ill have a poster of mario surrounded in candles and bow down to him.
Not really, the lessen should be don't drop your own IP's, especially if they were major successes and the main character was a true icon of the Playstation brand. If Naughty Dog still owned Crash Bandicoot and still made those games, you bet it will be a rival to Mario as far as mascot rivals go. Sonic (and Sega) just bended right over for Nintendo though xD
Unfortunately, neither Naughty Dog or Sony ever owned the Crash Bandicoot IP. Universal Interactive Studios (now known as Vivendi Universal Games) originally owned the rights to both the Crash and Spyro franchises.
the funny thing about Sonic and Sega, is that we will never know how successful Sonic could have been if Sega had smarter people on a corporate level in the mid 90's The biggest enemy for Sega may have not been Nintendo, but themselves.
I'm not sure why Crash didn't follow the course Spyro took. No it isn't pretty, but eventually it has to make something of it right?
@Pikajew In fairness to Crash, he had to leave his creators(Naughty Dog/Sony)because of Universal. It was something in that nature. But if Sony/Naughty dog had made an exclusive PS2 Crash Bandicoot follow by a exclusive PS3 Crash, its no telling what would Crash fame would of be today.
created and developed by naughty dog...crash 3 warped ftw
I love crash bandicoot but I am not sure if he has had as much time away as he needs. Crash was once the poster boy for the playstation brand...To be honest the last few Crash outings were not exactly great and certainly did not live up to his PS1 escapades and I think that if Crash want to come back than it should be with something truly revolutionary to the platform genre. Mario and others have done it before and I am sure Crash has a few tricks left up his sleeves so I hope I shall play his games again one day and I can only hope that he can distinguish himself from the usual with a truly exemplary title!
Unless Traveler's Tales gives him back to Naughty Dog, you better stop asking for this.
I would be happy if Crash just went back to SONY in general. SONY has plenty of competent developers to bring back Crash to his former glory. Imagine a Crash game by Santa Monica? Or Sucker Punch?
Fine, great... whatever. Just DON'T let Traveler's Tales do it.
Traveller's Tales' Crash games were actually pretty decent and stood true to the original games. Sierra Entertainment were the ones who f***ed up with the new designs and mutants and sh!t.
If Naughty dog pull Crash bandicoot from Activision Evil hands .. I'll be fine :')
No, please don't bring this corny character and his games back.
I wouldnt mind a complete remake of the first trilogy in HD. Few months back I got the first game running on some emulator on my PC (for the nostalgias sake) and could not stop until I finished Warped with all gems and gold trophys (even a few platinum ones). For a game based on short strictly linear level design, its incredibly deep and fun. The PS2 games were just rubbish. Rented all of them, did not finish single one.
Nah dont want no shoddy old games coming back thanks.things are left best in ya memory.its never the same when u get newer old shit.i loved bandicoot back in the day then I played it on my xperia play and I was like oh wow I cant beleive I liked this nonsence
I'd love to see another Crash game...have very fond memories of the games and the excellent Crash Team Racing
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