In a recent interview Lou Studdert, the creative producer for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time over at Toys for Bob, was asked about how they felt when the team were asked to develop a brand new entry in the Crash Bandicoot franchise. Studdert says that they felt both “exhilarated and terrified” as they knew they had big shoes to fill as Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot games, are of course, highly regarded and loved by fans. Here’s the creative producer’s thoughts below!
An official fourth entry in the Crash Bandicoot series has been greatly desired by fans since Wrath of Cortex. How did the team feel about making a direct follow-up to a beloved trilogy from two decades ago?
Exhilarated and terrified. It’s one of those things where we are entrusted with living out our dreams as fans of the franchise and getting to see the game that we have wanted to have been playing for the past decade, but at the same time there are enormous marsupial shoes to fill and so it’s taken in a very considered stance; we are both excited and thrilled – and slightly scared by the prospect of living up to that huge level of expectation.