Crash Bandicoot twirled his way back into gamers’ hearts with last year’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and it’s possible the love fest has only just started. According to GB Eye licensing manager Max Arguile, Activision has a “five-year plan” for the Bandicoot, including a new entry.
In a recent interview for the Licensing Source Book Europe, Arguile stated a PC and Nintendo Switch port of the N. Sane Trilogy would arrive sometime this year, while a new entry in the series will come in 2019. “The new game has had a huge success at retail with no marketing spend. Next, it will be going broader (Switch and PC), and there will be another game in 2019,” he said.
While Arguile is not a representative of N. Sane Trilogy publisher Activision or developer Vicarious Visions, he alleges Activision has plans through 2022 for the former PlayStation mascot. Of course, Arguile’s comments shouldn’t be taken as any sort of official announcement. However, GB Eye works closely with and currently licenses Destiny-themed products for Activision, so his statements do carry slightly more weight than an unsourced rumor.
Strangely, Arguile only mentioned PC and Switch ports of the collection, despite the many rumors for the past few months that an Xbox One version would be coming at any time. It’s likely Microsoft’s platform will get the Bandicoot if Nintendo and PC players do this year, but fans will have to wait for official word from Activision first.
Overall, it’s not a shock to hear more Crash might be coming soon, from new ports of the remastered games to a brand new title, as the N. Sane Trilogy was a huge hit for Activision last year. According to the publisher, the game was the top-selling remastered collection in PlayStation 4 history and remained in the top 10 for unit sales through the remainder of 2017.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is available for PlayStation 4.
Source: Licensing Source Book Europe