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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.

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Source: Licensing Source Book Europe


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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

New Crash Bandicoot games reportedly in the works

The N. Sane Trilogy could finally become to other platforms—and it won't be the last we see of Crash.

By Evan Slead | 02/5/2018 11:30 AM PT

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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.

Read More

Source: Licensing Source Book Europe



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.