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 junior majoring in News Journalism and Telecommunications and minoring in Political Science and American History. Though he is Byte’s Senior News Editor, he also writes reviews, features, and guest stars on podcasts.