Is Sony teasing a new Crash game?

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#1 Edited by charizard1605 (54087 posts) -

All credit for everything in this post goes to NeoGAF user RamzaIsCool:

From the PS4 Launch Trailer (0.48 mark), we got this hint:

Are Sony about to buy the rights of Crash Bandicoot (or at least get an exclusive, good old fashioned style Crash Bandicoot game) for the PS4? Is that what they might be about to announce tonight?

#2 Edited by SonofK (1066 posts) -

lol Sony buying anything.

#3 Posted by DilfersDimes (59 posts) -

Activision owns the Crash IP, unfortunately :(

#4 Posted by Douevenlift_bro (4991 posts) -

SDC

#5 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (12631 posts) -

Cerny's back to play ball, I don't see why it couldn't happen.

#6 Posted by Heil68 (42443 posts) -

I think you're reading too much into that. :P

#7 Posted by freedomfreak (37939 posts) -

Won't be necessary. Knack already dethroned Crash Bandicoot.

#8 Posted by MonsieurX (28418 posts) -

Or maybe that the PS4 will constantly crash?

#9 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (3206 posts) -

oh for the love of god sony please no. screw these kiddy games leave that crap to nintendo

#10 Edited by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

@MonsieurX: Lol.

No Charizard no, Activision has the trademark with no third-party permissions on it, and their investor report has them focusing on Skylanders and Ghosts until January with the only exception being some Transformers thing, most likely a game.

#11 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25357 posts) -

The way those signs are arranged, it seems too blatant to be anything else. Teasing and not delivering will do nothing but piss people off.

#12 Edited by Whiteknight19 (1303 posts) -

apparently there was others that was included aswell from final fantasy 7 and that etc etc or rumoured

#13 Posted by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

The way those signs are arranged, it seems too blatant to be anything else. Teasing and not delivering will do nothing but piss people off.

And looking at Activisions Licenese, they have not gave the franchise to be used or published, co-developed, or co-"handed" by another company and if they made that announcement then, they would have had to have already done that by today, which they have not.

The most they can do is upscale the old crash games.

#14 Posted by jg4xchamp (46523 posts) -

Crash sucks though. Franchise hasn't been worthy of shit in what? over a decade?

#15 Posted by gameofthering (9902 posts) -

I wish they would make a new Medievil game :(

#16 Posted by Chozofication (2666 posts) -

This would be glorious, which means it probably won't happen.

#17 Edited by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

That would be very good and I would be interested in PS4 if that is the case.

Comparing Crash's figure to the one on the sign does look awfully similar.

#18 Posted by speedfog (2811 posts) -

Sony has Knack. Cows love that game. They don't need Crash Bandicoot.

#19 Posted by lx_theo (6211 posts) -

Well, big news being dropped tonight... Time to find out.

#20 Posted by lx_theo (6211 posts) -

@MonsieurX: Lol.

No Charizard no, Activision has the trademark with no third-party permissions on it, and their investor report has them focusing on Skylanders and Ghosts until January with the only exception being some Transformers thing, most likely a game.

The rumor is that Sony could have bought the IP discreetly. Not like Activision is doing anything with it. Especially with that Skylanders and Ghosts focus as you pointed out.

#21 Edited by Zophar87 (4331 posts) -

#22 Posted by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

Crash sucks though. Franchise hasn't been worthy of shit in what? over a decade?

That's a lie.

#23 Edited by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

@lx_theo said:

@Jakandsigz said:

@MonsieurX: Lol.

No Charizard no, Activision has the trademark with no third-party permissions on it, and their investor report has them focusing on Skylanders and Ghosts until January with the only exception being some Transformers thing, most likely a game.

The rumor is that Sony could have bought the IP discreetly. Not like Activision is doing anything with it. Especially with that Skylanders and Ghosts focus as you pointed out.

You don't seem to know how licensing and exchanging works, it's required by law for that motion to be filed with other snags in between for you, what you said would make sense because to view reports you have to pay $50-$1000 to view it, but if you did you would see that it's not possible. The most they could do is upress their distribution rights for the Playstation games. Or announce a partnership before it's official but then the game won't come out until 2015. So I doubt they would go to that trouble.

#24 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3238 posts) -

I've been disappointed enough times with Crash rumours to know this is nothing.

Obligatory: Activision blows.

#25 Posted by PsychoLemons (1878 posts) -

But Sony doesn't own Crash anymore.

#26 Edited by treedoor (7478 posts) -

Will Crash finally surpass Super Mario 64 or Banjo Kazooie? Doubtful.

#27 Edited by djexertive (150 posts) -

I'm too old for the shit now

#28 Edited by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

@treedoor said:

Will Crash finally surpass Super Mario 64 or Banjo Kazooie? Doubtful.

It already did that quite well. In sales and popularity.

#29 Edited by Giancar (19029 posts) -

This or ZoE please. =3

#30 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38110 posts) -

The guy on GAF is REALLY reaching with this theory lol

Sony aren't that subtle

#31 Edited by lamprey263 (22254 posts) -

Why bother planning that now, wait to see how Knack does and see if there's a market for that.

They could probably do better updating the old crash games and releasing them on the PS Store cheaply.

#32 Edited by Riverwolf007 (23362 posts) -

after knack that is not a tease it's a warning.

#33 Edited by DrRockso87 (2492 posts) -

No. Crash Bandicoot is dead. Probably the one chance to see somewhat of a revival of Crash (Mark Cerny's "Knack") died once we saw gameplay of that game.

Activision flatout sucks. First they screw over Sony by not allowing Crash in PlayStation All Stars and now still won't even consider making a new game in the series. *sigh*

#34 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (879 posts) -

name of the game seems fitting for Brickstation 4.