After the roaring success of the Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy, both remasters of PlayStation One classics, Activision has now expressed an interest in creating further adventures for the two. That means the pesky bandicoot and hardy dragon could be back on our high definition screens in the not too distant future, dodging TNT crates and headbutting sheep.
And you can’t help but feel it would be the biggest payday that the publisher would enjoy in years. Or at least since those trilogy remasters dropped.
The move comes as the team look back on just how healthy their bank balance now is, after following the trail of dollar signs back to the two remastered collections. And, on that basis, it’s hardly surprising. Both games sold in immense quantities, and received a lot of positive support by reviewers and gamers alike. Therefore, further adventures would be like printing money.
But I could never get as invested with the Spyro games that came on the PlayStation 2, and would hope any future titles would follow a style more akin to the originals.
In addition to the above, and during the same Q&A session, Activision President Rob Kostich also stated that they’re interested in releasing further remasters of iconic IPs. This is due to the evidence of the enduring hold such games have on us, again demonstrated by the success of both Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy.
“Stay tuned”, was his advice. Although no clues were provided as to when we could expect another resurrection or what said revival would be. I for one will be hoping for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater reboot as we haven’t had a decent skateboarding game in years.
But perhaps you have a different wishlist? Remember, it could be any Activision release from any year!
Here is a more thorough run through of the Crash related portions of the Acti earnings call today.
Other summaries seemed to put portions out of order or slightly misinterpret comments so I’m glad I listened to it myself. pic.twitter.com/y2q0rS2tBD
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