Crash Bandicoot N Sane trilogy come out earlier this year and it blow up, gamers wanting to buy it but were unable due to the fact it was sold out very fast in major retailers.The trilogy is completely reworked and is developed by Vicarious Visions and publisher Activision.
source : Dailystar.co.uk
It includes Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped, which were all made exclusively for the PS1 in the 1990’s.
The completely revamped series features gameplay developed for 4K HD, remastered audio and cutscenes, and newly recorded dialogue from the original voice actors.
But the one big question, at least from Xbox One players, is whether the game would ever come to Microsoft consoles.
Typically you wouldn’t think so, given the Crash was (back in the day) a PS4 exclusive.
But Activision who now owns the IP hasn’t exactly come out and stated clearly what the situation is and there’s been plenty of indicators, such as Hungarian retailers listing Xbox One versions of the game.
But now another new YouTube video has got some players once again asking if Vicarious Visions has already prepared an Xbox One version of the game.
The videos way of a YouTube account for Kara Zisa, a UI artist for the game who posted some test footage to her YouTube account to showcase her portfolio of work.
But what’s peaked the interest of Xbox and Crash Bandicoot fans is the fact that the video show button prompts for Xbox, as opposed to PS4.
“After this, I’m expecting a PC or XB1 announcement by the end of September. There’s no reason for a UI designer to make professional-looking Xbox controller button prompts if the game is 100% PS4 exclusive until the end of time.” Argued one gamer.
“You’re naive if think this is NOT coming to the X1. Not once did they say in the Sony pressers that this was a full on exclusive” wrote another hopeful Xbox/PC player.
While we still can’t say for sure, the reality is possibly a more boring and not great news for those Xbox players.
“A VV employee said during a charity stream in November that they build their games on the PC and then port to consoles.” explained one YouTube comment.
So as much as we want the game to come to other platforms, this video doesn’t confirm anything and only proves that it could be done hopefully quite easily.
In a comment to Gameindustry Biz., Hirshberg said: “we are experimenting with Crash”
Whether that suggests Activision is looking into making a brand new Crash game, or as many have requested, a remaster of the popular Crash Team Racing is anyone’s guess.
Express Online spoke to the Vicarious Visions team at PSX last year and when asked whether or not there would be more Crash games on the horizon after the release of the trilogy of remakes, Vicarious Visions producer, Kara Massie said:
“Obviously we’re fans … Everybody wants to see a new Crash game.
“I’m onside with everybody else. We’d love to see as much Crash as possible. It’s really cool that he’s really making a comeback right now.”
However, Hirschberg seems to be wary of the popularity coming from a smaller, nostalgia-fuelled gamer base.
”We know there’s a vocal fanbase that wanted that to come back. But you never know if that is emblematic of a larger audience or just this niche, nostalgia-based community,” added Hirshberg.