Activision exploring ways to resurrect Crash Bandicoot series

Call of Duty publisher confirms it continues to own the "beloved" franchise and is exploring ways to bring it back some day.

The Crash Bandicoot series is not dead, just resting, Activision has said.

A representative with the company told Game Informer that Activision continues to own the Crash IP and is currently considering potential avenues to resurrect the franchise.

“Activision owns Crash Bandicoot and we continue to explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life,” a representative said.

It was suggested last week that the Crash IP may have switched hands and gone to Sony after all mention of Crash was removed from Activision's website.

The Crash Bandicoot platformer series was created at Naughty Dog and has sold millions of copies across dozens of games released to date. The latest entry in the series was 2010's iPhone racing game Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2.

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jj41430
jj41430

ACTIVISION GIVE CRASH BANDICOOT BACK TO T-TALES AND NAUGHTYDOG I GREW UP WITH THATGAME AND IM TURNING 12 PLZ I LOVE THIS GAME TO ME IT'S BETTER THEN GTA 5 AND ALL THAT

sonic_rareware8
sonic_rareware8

Activision, hand our Crash Bandicoot and Spyro back to Sony since Universal Interactive Studios who owned them went out of business, you've already ruined them! You'll make more money if you do so!

Ben West
Ben West

Kill it leave it as a classic it was better off in the hands of naughty dog

EatShanna
EatShanna

Annual Crash Bandicoot first-person shooter. 

Gbullet
Gbullet

Anyone played Crash Team Racing ? I had a blast playing that with some friends back then... great game !

Robis Bobis
Robis Bobis

gamespot is dead with new design, not using it anymore so im out of here also

Willie_Dynamite
Willie_Dynamite

They saw the reaction after the rumor came out that Sony had purchased the IP off of them.  This was one of the few platformers that game Mario a run for his money.  If they Next-Gen it up I'm sure they can produce something amazing.

Oh and more of this!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLlCRE9kDVg


Matthew Halford
Matthew Halford

Resting... So he' resting in piece then? we miss u crash ;(

curiousarman
curiousarman

i hope they don't do what EA did to Plants vs Zombies...

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Microtransactions

scgarfield
scgarfield

Really? C'mon let it be.

It was never a stand out game to me. Kind of a sonic wanna be.... even though gameplay was different. 

Guess I didn't like the character.

Ali Sharif
Ali Sharif

It got shitty right after wrath of cortex.

Jalen Everett A. Co
Jalen Everett A. Co

@Baz Chillin Except for the part that SEGA is just a shadow of its former self right now...Did you even see how bad most of their games are now? Nintendo is the best option.

Christoffer Treyz
Christoffer Treyz

i don't want to give money for a franchise that was abandoned by the original crew and now some other crew thinking "easy money, let's cash in on some famous name". even more: i definitely WILL NOT give money for that ressurrection ;-) good luck, devs ;)

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

The game will never be the same again. There is no way a game could be released in the same style as the original crash bandicoot and capture people are well as the original did.

Games today have different standards. I mean I'd personally love it and still do get plenty of fun from playing the originals on PS1 but that is mainly nostalgia holding that together.

If you change the game mechanics though you change the fundamentals of what makes the original so awesome.

I think the main point is to leave it and just let it rest in peace.

Avalanched
Avalanched

If Crash Bandicoot came back and made games like it did the first run with the original Play-Station I would be very inclined to go ps4 this generation. Crash was a great alternative to Mario back in those days. Being able to have a game that is fun for a group of friends to play in the same room with recognizable characters (like CTR) is a big selling point.

Matty Ramone
Matty Ramone

Naughty dog, please come back and rescue crash.

Z Archer Man
Z Archer Man

And please not gimmicks, not go carts, no special character visit. Just a pure platformer that we all know and love.

Alex Le
Alex Le

It was activision the whole time?! Oh god, I'm not looking forward to the next game.

binbin90
binbin90

I don't mind not seeing a Crash Bandicoot game anymore (even though it would be awesome to see one in the future), I just want it back to the developers that made him popular, and by extension to Sony :P Cause the more recent games didn't do justice to the older ones, ex. CTR was loads better than CNK.....my opinion only :)

Raphael Arandid
Raphael Arandid

Spyro and Crash Bandicoot should come back together(the original ones) :d

FajitaEata
FajitaEata

Anyone remember Crash Bash? That game was my jam.

Ben Bissell
Ben Bissell

Universal was the Publisher. Now it's activision. ND developed 96-99

Jacob Leyva
Jacob Leyva

Of course they're not focusing on Crash. They don't own him and never did. In fact, he was originally owned by Universal.

Tasos Live
Tasos Live

If you won't give it to Sony just leave it be. And for the love of god Do NOT sell it to freaking EA!!! Just saying...

john_matrix8953
john_matrix8953

Activision? The same company that cashed-in on the TMNT and Walking Dead license with two shitty games based on those licenses?

Connor Henderson
Connor Henderson

The Last Of Us was amazing. You obviously havent played it

Justin Glick
Justin Glick

I hope Activision can go one year without call of duty,and focus on Crash and Spyro

Justin Glick
Justin Glick

how can Naughty Dog go back to something they don't own any more

Damian Tscherne
Damian Tscherne

I always thought Sony traded CRASH for RATCHET & CLANK.

Pierre-Luc Rancourt
Pierre-Luc Rancourt

I don't miss Crash at all, they tried to make a racing game and it wasn't that great since then it is dead maybe better that way