Today, GameSpot posted an article about Naughty Dog and the idea of bringing back Crash Bandicoot. Here's what they had to say about that:
"It's never off the table," Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer told IGN when asked about bringing back Crash. "It's not too much time passing, but it's the same issues we explored with the Jak game: Is it something that makes sense to us now? I mean, we still have people that worked on the Crash games in the studio. We never forget our past and it'd be great for nostalgic reasons. It'd be the same reason as why there isn't a Jak 4: I don't know if it's playing to our strengths right now.""
Here's why they never made a Jak 4 and also probably why we haven't seen Crash yet:
"Right now, what's exciting everyone at the studio is continuing to work on narrative-driven games with strong characters," he explained. "I think, at least for the time being, we haven't exhausted the possibilities there, but that could change with something as simple as hardware. That's what drove it before. I think we're on to something really good though creating character-driven stories so that's where our focus is going to be."
Activision said that they "continue[s] to explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life."
While this isn't much, it does give some hope for the franchise. Maybe after Uncharted 4, we'll see if they get tired of making narrative-driven games (this will be their fifth one with UC4) and Sony and Activision will form a partnership or Activision will just sell the IP to Sony? I can only hope, as I miss Crash.