Website Lad Bible recently interviewed Toys for Bob creative producer Paul Yan who has headed up development on the Crash Bandicoot series. The site asked Mr. Yan what he would like to pursue next now that Crash Bandicoot 4 is finished and his answer probably isn’t what many of you would have expected. He said he would love to bring back the cult Nintendo 64 title which some of you will remember, Space Station Silicon Valley. He said that is “where my brain goes, because I’m very weird,” so it probably won’t happen.
“I was trying to figure out what other mascots are there that would be worth going back to?” Yan told me over the phone. “It was funny, because I kept thinking, the things that I like, are not necessarily what the world likes. I kept coming back to… there’s a Nintendo 64 game called Space Station Silicon Valley.”
“That’s where my brain goes, because I’m very weird,” Yan said of his… unconventional choice. “So I actually think the Crash franchise is perfect for me, because it allows us to kind of weird and zany and crazy stuff. “And I’m pretty happy with where we’re at right now.”
“I’d agree with that,” added TFB art director Josh Nadelburg. “I think Crash and Spyro are a perfect fit for our studio in that they allow us to play in this childlike world of zany, silly, fun, creative ideas. And that’s really where Toys For Bon excels. The team is just so engaged and loves these franchise so much. So it’s been an awesome experience for us to be blessed with these characters in these worlds.”