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Sony aware of the demand for Crash Bandicoot, but have nothing to reveal

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Sony aware of demand for Crash bandicoot 2

If you haven’t yet played Uncharted 4, don’t worry. I’m not going to reveal a particular easter egg that you just have to experience for yourself, but it does explain why Sony and Crash Bandicoot are suddenly being flung into the same sentences again. The nostalgic throwback is just another in a long line of teases that started back at PSX last year, and with E3 so close it’s not surprising people have big expectations of Sony.

Expectations that Sony is well aware of, apparently. Speaking to OPM UK, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) CEO Jim Ryan acknowledged the feverish fan expectation for Crash Bandicoot to make a return, and for it to happen at E3. At at this time, Sony really has nothing more to add on the matter.

“Um…we’re certainly aware of the considerable affection—even reverence—in which the mighty Crash is held. But nothing to update at this stage in that area.”

It was only a few weeks ago that Sony reiterated that the rights to the classic Naughty Dog series still remained at Activision. The publisher has also frequently shown interest in bringing the series back, after they properly pummeled it into the ground shortly after taking over the rights. Whether that is in collaboration with Sony is still possible, but it’s unlikely then that Naughty Dog would be roped in for development duties.

I’m not saying it won’t happen at E3 (I honestly wouldn’t like anything better than another Crash Bandicoot revealed on stage), but at some point reality has to kick in. A new Crash Bandicoot could be fantastic, but it would have to be handled with the care and delicacy that only a few studios could manage. Would Sony and Activision be willing to put that much time and effort into what would be a nostalgic trip?

Well that’s another story entirely.

Last Updated: May 20, 2016

9 Comments

  1. In other words: “The marketing and sales guys have not come up with a plan to milk the shit out of this yet”

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    • Pariah

      May 20, 2016 at 15:16

      Sony != EA / Activision

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  2. aj_nator

    May 20, 2016 at 15:29

    Best easter egg…ever

    Would love a new ND/Sony Crash as long as they do it right

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  3. GooseZA

    May 20, 2016 at 15:36

    I would LOVE a new Crash Bandicoot! Pity I don’t have a PS4.

    Although…. if the rights are with Activision… Xbox One exclusive reveal at E3!!!!! (right after half life 3 is confirmed)

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  4. iusedtobe(a)regular

    May 20, 2016 at 15:54

    I dont think Activision has the rights anymore, check the credits of U4, not one mention of Activision at all. If Crash was still in their possession they would expect recognition.

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  5. Matthew

    May 22, 2016 at 13:08

    Sony probably aren’t allowed to announce they’ve bought back the rights till E3

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  6. Skittle

    May 23, 2016 at 08:36

    I would sell my kidney for a new CTR game.

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