by Jeremy Rogers
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said that the reboot of the Crash Bandicoot series, Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, had “surpassed our wildest expectations by a very large margin”. Topping the US and European PS4 download charts and receiving an 80 on Metacritic, all agree that the game has done exceedingly well for a PS1 remaster.
Hirshberg did not just get on the call to brag about sales numbers though. Given the success of the game, he hinted at the future of Activision: “while there are no new announcements today, there will be more activity like this in the future…” this could be hinting at a sequel to the N Sane Trilogy, putting Crash back into action in some of the other Bandicoot games.
The possibilities laid out be Hirshberg did not stop at a possible sequel for N Sane Trilogy. “… we are looking at other IP in our catalog… beyond remasters, I think we can look at IP like this and see if it can be reborn on new platforms.” Though Activision has many games that it has had a hand in publishing in the past that some may like to see a reboot or remaster of, the only other IP of theirs that fits the same mascot-platformer/adventure game niche of Crash Bandicoot is Spyro. This is great news for fans of Spyro who are eager to fly and breathe fire once more.
Jeremy is a News Journalism and Telecommunications Major and aPolitical Science and American History Minor. Jeremy is serves as Byte’s News Editor (2017-2019). He also writes reviews, features, and guest stars on podcasts.