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Sony says Crash Bandicoot still belongs to Activision. Again.

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For a while now, it seems like Sony’s been teasing a new Crash Bandicoot – or the resurrection of the wily, fox-like fellow at least. Sony’s Shawn Layden worse a Crash Bandicoot shirt at the PlayStation Experience in December last year

PlayStation Middle east also teased the fellow, asking where Crash is.

 

 


The most recent teases come in Naughty Dog’s latest release, which contains more than a few nods and homage’s to one of the company’s most famous creations. Interestingly, there doesn’t appear to be any hat-tipping to Activision, who owns the rights to the franchise, and has since 2008. It’s once again spurred on hopes that Sony – and Naughty Dog – might be bringing the Bandicoot back and that maybe, maybe Sony surreptitiously regained the rights to a guy who was once a Sony mascot.

Sony’s Adam Boyes has put paid to that, saying that the rights still belong to Activision.

While it’s possible that Boyes is doing his best to keep things quiet for an E3 reveal of a new Crash Bandicoot, I don’t want to remain too hopeful. Do we even want Crash Bandicoot back? Will that sort of relatively basic 3D platforming game work today? If it does happen, would you want a new Crash Bandicoot, or would you be content with the original, just prettied up?

Last Updated: May 10, 2016

77 Comments

  1. Ottokie

    May 10, 2016 at 11:08

    Activision, the same parasite that screwed up WoW

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      May 10, 2016 at 11:09

      *fixed (I am typing while eating)

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 10, 2016 at 11:12

        I eat while typing, priorities

        Reply

        • Ottokie

          May 10, 2016 at 11:12

          FOOD >>>>> Spelling and Grammar

          Reply

        • Pariah

          May 10, 2016 at 11:12

          I’m sure you eat while typing other words too.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 10, 2016 at 11:12

            I love food, I really do

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 11:13

            I am 100% with you there. I just type better while eating. Or just stop typing to eat.

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 11:13

            Usually the latter. Food > all

          • Strawman Jim

            May 10, 2016 at 11:32

            Now I want Wimpy!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 10, 2016 at 11:35

            Meh. Wimpy are overpriced now. It makes me sad.

          • Strawman Jim

            May 10, 2016 at 11:43

            Yeah… 🙁 But I’d rather die of starvation than get a Cyril burger from McDonalds.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 10, 2016 at 11:50

            The new burger range is quite nice at least

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 10, 2016 at 11:55

            Dunno. I always liked the breakfasts, but I can get a better breakfast for the same price at a proper restaurant now.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 10, 2016 at 11:57

            True dat.

            We had a late afternoon last week, so busy, so my wife said lets just get Wimpy takeaways (since that was the only place there I’d consider getting food from.

            Got one of their new larger deluxe burgers, and while not toooo pricey, it was really nomnoms

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 10, 2016 at 11:36

            Now I just want food… no matter if it’s Wimpy or not!

          • Strawman Jim

            May 10, 2016 at 11:37

            Alright, who’s turn is it to order for all of us?

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 11:38

            Food =/= Wimpy. And Wimpy =/= Food.

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 10, 2016 at 11:39

            Maybe I should go treat myself Sunday morning before I go watch Angry Birds.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 10, 2016 at 11:39

            Still, Wimpy >= McCardboard…

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 11:45

            Yes, but shit is better than maggot-infested shit. Doesn’t make it any more edible or pleasant.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 10, 2016 at 12:05

            Technically speaking the maggots would be more sterile to eat than said poop, but I’d rather stay away from those and BRAAI for BREAKFAST!

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 12:09

            O_o

            What happened to good old Bacon & Eggs? Home-made so that you know you can eat it without vomiting ala Wimpy.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 10, 2016 at 12:14

            Bacon and eggs are wonderful! ON STEAK! BRAAIED to perfection, medium rare on the inside a little pink flash of colour and a crispy basting on the outside topped with the proverbial enemies of the beef production industry…the perfect meal for any time of day…

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 12:17

            overkill
            ??v?k?l
            noun
            noun: overkill

            1. excessive use, treatment, or action.
            “animators now face a dilemma of technology overkill”

            2. the amount by which destruction or the capacity for destruction exceeds what is necessary.
            “the existing nuclear overkill”

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 10, 2016 at 12:21

            HAHAHA!!! That’s still modest! When you start adding the toppings like the chillies, the cheeses, the pizza…

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 12:22

            Let me get this straight. You’ll do bacon & eggs on lightly basted & braaied steak, topped with Cheese, Chilli and Pizza?

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 10, 2016 at 12:25

            YES!! Is there any other way to eat half a cow!? Bull, I mean, still!

            There could be so much more on it, like prawns, calamari, red herring, garlic and butter sauce…I am going to stop now though….I can feel my stomach devouring me from the inside…

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 12:25

            That’s called indigestion. I recommend Rennies. Gaviscon is shit.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 10, 2016 at 12:26

            XD

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 11:38

            You know he said “food” right?

          • Strawman Jim

            May 10, 2016 at 11:42

            But Wimpy made me the man I am today…

          • Fnuik

            May 10, 2016 at 11:55

            0_o I do hope Wimpy was not the name of a man from your childhood

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 10, 2016 at 11:58

            OH SNAP!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 11:58

            That’s brilliant. LOL. XD

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 10, 2016 at 11:59

            I properly laughed out loud here

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 12:00

            Me too.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 10, 2016 at 12:01

            Banana Jim has been FNUIKED

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 12:01

            XD!!!

          • Fnuik

            May 10, 2016 at 12:02

            Hahahaha I see what you did there

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 10, 2016 at 12:02

            Fnuik uses BURN, it is super effective

      • DragonSpirit009

        May 10, 2016 at 11:15

        This is my daily struggle… Well mostly because we have to work through out lunch hour everyday!

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 10, 2016 at 11:16

          I don’t miss doing that. Sucks ass.

          Reply

        • Ottokie

          May 10, 2016 at 11:17

          I have to do the same 🙁

          Reply

      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        May 10, 2016 at 11:18

        T w l w ad t yping…
        h s h t o e h e b e
        i i a i o k e h a l
        s t k i n u ng i
        s l y o wh

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 10, 2016 at 11:18

          My eyes hurt.

          My brain hurts.

          Nope.

          Reply

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 10, 2016 at 11:19

            HAHAHA!

        • Ottokie

          May 10, 2016 at 11:18

          Yea… Zulu is not my strong suite

          Reply

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 11:19

            At least Zulu looks like a language. I don’t even know what this is.

          • Ottokie

            May 10, 2016 at 11:19

            lets take it to the translator. BRB

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 10, 2016 at 11:20

            That’s what it looks like to headbang while typing….

          • Ottokie

            May 10, 2016 at 11:20

            I think there might be a government drone above my house after googling that mess.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 10, 2016 at 11:21

            HAHAHAHAH!!!

            State of the art encryption techniques!

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 11:21

            XD

      • HvR

        May 10, 2016 at 11:45

        Be careful not to mess on the shirt you are worsing

        Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 10, 2016 at 11:09

      Parasite powers, ACTIVATE!

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 10, 2016 at 11:08

    I never thought I’d see Geoff write an article about a Pokemon.

    Reply

    • Pariah

      May 10, 2016 at 11:16

      What’s its evolution? Crash Bandigigantea?

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 10, 2016 at 11:17

        This…

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 10, 2016 at 11:20

          …………

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 10, 2016 at 11:45

            Do you have any idea how many downvotes this all would’ve gotten? It would be magical.

          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 11:46

            Well we could invite the News24 crowd over then and all hold hands and sing Kumbaya. That’d be magical too.

  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 10, 2016 at 11:12

    Preorder COD: Infinite Warfare Legacy edition and receive COD4 remaster and the new Crash Bandicoot. Please leave a like and receive extra levels

    Reply

    • Greylingad[He Charges!]

      May 10, 2016 at 11:41

      I left a like, but didn’t preorder anything, do I still get anything?

      Reply

  4. GooseZA

    May 10, 2016 at 11:29

    DO WE EVEN WANT CRASH BANDICOOT BACK?!?!?!

    WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH GEOFF?!?!?!

    Reply

  5. Strawman Jim

    May 10, 2016 at 11:31

    Death to Activision! #FreeCrashBandicoot #CRASHBANDICOOTLIVESMATTER #ACTIVISIONisPATRIACHY #MyHAIRisBlue

    Reply

    • Pariah

      May 10, 2016 at 11:37

      #HashtagsMustFall

      Reply

      • Strawman Jim

        May 10, 2016 at 11:42

        #ActivisionMustFall #HashtagActivism #GettingShitDoneNEVER #ButItMakesMeFeelLikeTheCoolKidsOnTwitter

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 10, 2016 at 11:44

          #IjustLoledIRL

          Reply

  6. MacDoodle

    May 10, 2016 at 11:49

    Screw Crash bring us Jak

    Reply

    • Strawman Jim

      May 10, 2016 at 12:18

      Screw Jak! Bring us Spyro!!

      Reply

      • MacDoodle

        May 10, 2016 at 12:52

        I can live with that, loved the flying in Spyro

        Reply

      • HairyEwok

        May 10, 2016 at 14:46

        Screw Spyro, Bring us Soul Reaver or Medieval

        Reply

        • Strawman Jim

          May 10, 2016 at 14:49

          Legend of Kain… I cast NECROMANCY!!!!!! ARISE AGAIN!!! ARIIISSEEE!!!

          Reply

  7. Raidz19

    May 10, 2016 at 13:59

    Yeah I’m not too sure it would be as big of success either. I bought (and love) Ratchet and Clank on PS4 but I don’t think I would buy Crash, even though I loved it back in the day.

    Though, if I had kids I would buy it without blinking an eye

    Reply

  8. iusedtobe(a)regular

    May 10, 2016 at 14:30

    “Do we even want Crash Bandicoot back?”

    That sir, is blasphemy.

    Reply

  9. HairyEwok

    May 10, 2016 at 14:42

    When did Naughty Dog sell rights to Crash Bandicoot?

    Reply

  10. Kikmi

    May 11, 2016 at 13:47

    Worked for Ratchet and Clank tho?

    Reply

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