For the last two years, Sony has been upping the ante at E3. In 2015, headlines were made with the re-reveal of The Last Guardian as well as fan favorites Final Fantasy VII Remake and Shenmue III‘s Kickstarter launch. In 2016, Sony turned to their exclusive catalog, showing off God of War, Days Gone, Spiderman PS4, Crash Bandicoot 1-3 Remastered, and of course, the return of Hideo Kojima alongside his new project, Death Stranding. It seems … Continue reading E3 Predictions: PlayStation
For a while now, rumors have been circulating that Sony is working on a new Crash Bandicoot game. There’s one major problem with this though…as of right now, Activision officially owns the IP. According to some cyber sleuthing though, that may not be the case anymore…or at least Activision may be preparing to sell the license. This article isn’t about the logistics behind getting a new Crash Bandicoot game made, though.
Now let’s be clear up front that I’d love a return to the Wumpa Islands. Crash Bandicoot 1-3 are some of my favorite games of all time and they get played pretty often in my house. With that said, the series’ gameplay elements are decidedly part of a bygone era. While the mechanics were always tight and the characters always charming, Crash Bandicoot games are no longer aligned with an industry pushing for more open worlds and richer storytelling. So if Crash is to make his triumphant return, one question has to be answered first…
What is a Crash Bandicoot game in 2016?