Crash Bandicoot Trilogy Remaster May Not Be PS4 Exclusive

N. Sane Trilogy launches "first" on PS4.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - Release Date Announcement Trailer

If you're hoping to play the upcoming Crash Bandicoot trilogy remaster but don't own a PS4, you may not be completely out of luck.

To date, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has only been announced for PS4, where it launches on June 30. The PlayStation Ireland Twitter account recently replied to a tweet and stated it will be exclusive to PS4. That tweet (captured in an image on NeoGAF) has since been deleted, with a new message correcting what it originally claimed.

"To clarify our earlier post, it will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro first," the new tweet reads. It hasn't clarified this any further, but it sounds as if N. Sane Trilogy is a timed exclusive and, as such, could eventually launch on other platforms.

We've followed up with publisher Activision to confirm if this is the case. We'll report back with any details we receive.

No Caption Provided
Gallery image 1Gallery image 2Gallery image 3Gallery image 4Gallery image 5Gallery image 6Gallery image 7Gallery image 8Gallery image 9

N. Sane Trilogy is a remastered version of the first three Crash games, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Those games were developed by Naughty Dog, but it's Vicarious Visions that's handling the remaster.

Crash is generally associated with the PlayStation family of systems; the three in this trilogy were published by Sony and only ever released on PS1. Later games and spinoffs in the series were also released on non-Sony platforms once publishing rights shifted to companies like Vivendi, Sierra, and Activision.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 151 comments about this story
151 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for donkey_kong_fan

It would be really amazing if the game came on Switch. There was a Crash game that came out on GBA, so it does have a history in Nintendo Consoles. Fingers crossed!!

Avatar image for gokuKOG

Yes PC verison plz. Day 1 buy for me if Trilogy comes to PC. We need platformers on PC.

Avatar image for pcpirate78

@gokuKOG: Platformers are best played on consoles :)

Avatar image for NewFnShow

@pcpirate78: Nothing is best played on consoles.

Avatar image for RabidBurp

I truly hope it comes to PC and other platforms. That alone would make this year a happy one for me.

Avatar image for Terrorantula

It looks like crap, I dunno why people are excited... also Mario 64 was so much better than Crash, I could just never get into this janky platformer.

Avatar image for vfighter

@Terrorantula: It looks really good and Mario 64 and this are totally different games with different styles, not really comparable.

Avatar image for IMAHAPYHIPPO

@vfighter: Pretty much. They're compared because they released around the same time and both represented what platformers could be like in 3D, and what 3D games could be, for the first time. Mario 64 invented a lot of new things for 3D gaming, while Crash was more or less a 3D interpretation of a 2D platformer in a 3D space.

Avatar image for hazuki

Think about a glorious pc release! Super smooth textures that will remain clean for years to come. 'and yes, I have mine plugged up to my tv. so don't hand me that ;-)'

Its between this, the kingdom hearts remasters, and ff15 that make me kinda jealous not to have a console.

Avatar image for skrilla99

So, Switch, Def not on X1, huh?

Avatar image for MAXTHUNDER99

@skrilla99: PS VITA (not). But, That would be funny.

Avatar image for zimerust

I'd be interested in this game if it came to the Switch, much rather have it on there over my PS4. Game would play great as a portable.

Avatar image for RSM-HQ

That might be a good thing if they want a long-gone franchise to return successfully.

I'm thinking of buying it because 3D platformers are a dead breed and recently got back into them with Tearaway and Ratchet and Clank Remakes, grabbing Yooka-Laylee along with this to continue my fix. Otherwise I wouldn't consider it.

I'm no Crash fan, and pretty sure not many are still around, but perhaps I'm wrong about that. . .

Avatar image for MAXTHUNDER99

@RSM-HQ: 3D platformers are a dead breed. How's that? There have been several Lego, Disney Infinity and Skylander games.

Avatar image for RSM-HQ

@MAXTHUNDER99: Only one on your list that fits the bill (Skylanders) and I'm not up for buying a bunch of toys to play a less than enjoyable game. What part of "recently got back into them" didn't you understand?

The other two are Sandbox games, not 3D platformers. They just have light (poorly executed) platforming sections in the games.

You may as well call GTA/ Saints Row a 3D platformer as well_

Avatar image for Arthas045

I figured Activision was not going to let this slide as an exclusive.....

Avatar image for lowkey254

@Arthas045: yeah. They talk business unless they can milk every cent out of it.

Avatar image for RabbiSchmuley

so PSVita/PSN (ps3)

Avatar image for fedor

Cya on PC soon, crash.

Avatar image for tarheelsforever

now, if only they will start allowing cross platform multiplayer one day. i would love to be able to play my friends on their XBox1's and PC's.

Avatar image for RabidBurp

@tarheelsforever: Problem with cross-platform multiplayer is that PC users would have a considerable advantage over console users. A computer mouse has far more precision than a clunky analog stick controller.

Avatar image for consolehaven

Hence the Nsane moniker. I wonder if that means other platforms will get Naughty Dog remasters in the far future. I would say that would be a crazy strategy. Release exclusive ip on other platforms and entice gamers to buy your new gen platform to play the sequels to that ip.

Avatar image for joshrmeyer

@consolehaven: Sony's owned Naughty Dog since 2001, so I doubt it.

Avatar image for pcpirate78

What is it with this "more people get to play this, more money they make"???

I thought Sony games were crap and overhyped??

This seems so paradox to me....

Avatar image for consolehaven

@pcpirate78: If you're not being sarcastic, then no. Sony games aren't crap and overhyped. Maybe just overhyped at times, or, rather, over publicized. So far, I'm loving Sony's exclusives, but currently playing X1 exclusives. Quantum Break is right up my ally and should have moved systems in my opinion. Well, for people interested in multi console gaming, anyways.

Avatar image for pcpirate78

If this were owned by ND, it would be exclusive, but Activision smells money so multi-platform.

Avatar image for obsidian_born

Sweet! The better the sales the more likely we will see a Spyro Trilogy like this as well!!!

Avatar image for pcpirate78

@obsidian_born: Yes!!!

I hope they release every Sony exclusive as multi-platforms, so more people get to play them and more money :)

Exclusives are so anti-consumer and cancer.

I wish Nintendo would also release their games to every platform, instead of holding their games as hostages.

I should be able to play Mario games on any platform I feel like, right?

Avatar image for westsiderz28

@pcpirate78: your missing the point of exclusives, exclusives are exclusives to shift consoles

Avatar image for RSM-HQ

@pcpirate78: I think your sarcasm is missing the point, Crash isn't popular enough in this day-and-age to survive on one platform unless Sony gave them financial aid.

Not to mention it's hardily taking advantage of exclusive hardware features; or having a Sony Studio working with them to see the project finished.

Bloodborne for example wasn't just a FROM game, was also worked on by Sony Japan Studios to get that final layer of polish and detail. They did this also for the past game Demons Souls. Don't get me wrong, I think Dark Souls III is a superior game to BB, but no denying that from a technical side BB is pushing the PS4 way more than DkSIII.

Avatar image for consolehaven

@pcpirate78: Alas, you're wrong. Exclusives aren't as much anti-consumer as they are pro capitalism. The very foundation of everything you love about your life right now.

Avatar image for pcpirate78

@consolehaven: Actually very solid response :)

Avatar image for jonnybrownieboy

I like how they say "PS4 and PS4 pro" as if theyre two completely different consoles lol.

Avatar image for joshrmeyer

@jonnybrownieboy: I think it's to avoid confusion. Some people might not know they are the same system. When scorpio launches, it'll be the same way. If they just said it's on xbox one, people would confuse that meaning it's not on scorpio, which is also just a more powerful xbox one.

Avatar image for dmnmogly

would be amazing if they were talking about psvita.

Avatar image for eldodeldo

@dmnmogly: good one :D

Avatar image for deactivated-597646ec1539d

it wouldnt suprise me since sony dont even own it, same with ff7 remake that is only "first" on ps4.

Avatar image for sladakrobot

Activision? Be prepared to be disappointed

Avatar image for Elranzer

@sladakrobot: Not just Activision, but Vicarious Visions. Ugh.

Avatar image for deactivated-5afeea4d8be41

Oh my god YES! Please come to Xbox one and be a play anywhere title! I was going to buy a PS4 for this game (I really am that sad).

Though Horizon also looks bloody good.....

Avatar image for jZangetsu21

If it comes to Xbox One and PC, I'm all for it.

I'll get it on PS4 but I think it will be good if it releases on more platforms. Expand the player base and it's more money for the devs.

Maybe if it does well we can get a new Crash game. As long as Activision isn't in charge of the story and all that. I don't want Call of Crash Duty.

Avatar image for deactivated-5a0b0bf0c8fa5


Avatar image for Dark_sageX

It would be awesome if it comes to PC. I could sure use some old school platforming.