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The Crash Bandicoot and Spyro games that could’ve been

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I don’t think anyone other than Activision is against the idea of rebooting some of the best platformers gaming has ever seen. Crash Bandicoot and Spyro immediately tug on those nostalgic heart strings, but it’s been ages since either had a new entry. That wait just got even longer, with proof that new titles for both were cancelled last year.

That’s probably not the most breaking news, since we hear about cancelled Crash Bandicoot titles all the time. What is new is some concept artwork from both the new Crash Bandicoot and Sypro projects, which surfaced on the internet thanks to professional digital artist Ryan Harrison. Harrison was apparently working on some early art for both titles, which is has uploaded to his DeviantArt page.

Harrison explained that the Crash Bandicoot project was started in April 2012, with the entire thing being scrapped in May last year. The Spyro project was apparently much older, but neither title managed to reach the pre-beta phase of production before being ultimately canned. Harrison also doesn’t know why Activision chose to pull the plug.

Honestly. They wouldn’t share us the detailed reason as to why. Our projects were fairly young when they were pitched. The Spyro project was much older than the Crash Bandicoot one. The only purpose of posting these were to display my work that I have done and provide interesting ideas that fans might like to see. So any questions outside of artistic inspiration are irrelevant and can not be answered by myself.

There aren’t many details regarding gameplay, but judging from some of the concepts it looks like Crash was at least heading back to hi platforming roots. It doesn’t make the news of the project’s cancellation any easier to swallow, but I do think Activsion has some sort of plan for both franchises.

I just hope I won’t be dead before they decide to reveal them.

Last Updated: August 22, 2014


  1. Aries

    August 22, 2014 at 11:17

    A new Crash game would be awesome, hope they make up their minds about it and put through a well made game


  2. Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    August 22, 2014 at 11:22

    I miss games like Crash and Croc.


    • Ross Woofels Mason

      August 22, 2014 at 12:59

      Croc was legendary!


  3. Ross Woofels Mason

    August 22, 2014 at 12:58

    I still play Spyro the Dragon 1 – 3 at least once a year =p Crash Bandicoot 2 as well. Honestly though all attempts at rebooting or continuing these games have been terrible.

    So i’d rather they just let them rest in peace now, unless Naughty dog and Insomnia can get their hands on the license again.


  4. Sam Earl

    August 23, 2014 at 02:37

    Since they don’t seem to want to make a new game anytime soon i would totally be ok with a well made HD collections of the originals (Crash 1-3, Spyro 1-3). I actually wonder why no-ones done it yet with all the remakes being made lately.


  5. booty

    August 29, 2014 at 04:06

    activions hates crash with a burning passion :^[


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