Expect More Activision Remasters Later This Year
Now's the time for a Crash Bash remaster, right?
It appears Activision intends to release even more remasters and reimaginings of classic games from its catalog. As part of the company's earnings report today, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick confirmed we could expect more to be announced later this year.
Which games the company is looking to give the remaster treatment remains unclear. However, Activision has expressed interest around remasters for a while now, which should come as no surprise given the critical and financial success around previous releases, like Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, and the most recently released Crash Team Racing: Nitro-fueled. While we may get a remaster of another well-known Activision property, the company has made it clear that it's also not shy about investing in new games within its most recently remastered franchises.
"When you look at our IP library, we think there's a lot of IP in there the fans are going to want to experience again," said Kotick during an August 2019 investor call. "I'd say stay tuned for some future announcements, but just beyond pure remasters, there are also a lot of opportunities now to innovate and think about totally new content within these IPs."
New remasters only encapsulated a sliver of the discussion during Activision's most recent investor call. Among the more notable details was the confirmation of this year's new Call of Duty, and how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is selling more than Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.