Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is bound to bring some dormant franchises back into the limelight, though hankfully we have had a number of new and remastered Crash Bandicoot games during the last few years with the excellent Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Crash Team Racing and Crash Bandicoot 4. During the latest episode of Windows Central Gaming’s Xbox Chaturdays podcast some of the team mentioned that the next Crash Bandicoot game being developed at Toys for Bob will be showcased on 12th June at the Xbox and Bethesda showcase. The Windows Central team weren’t exactly sure what the new Crash game will be called, but it was mentioned that it will be some sort of multiplayer game with Crash Bandicoot and friends. Fingers are crossed that the Crash Bandicoot franchise will continue to be a multiplatform affair, rather than an Xbox exclusive.
Looks like he is getting another game in the series after all.
I think it is a tad unreasonable to expect the game outside Microsoft turf. Wether people like it or not, Microsoft bought Activision for market advantage and the game would not be happening without their financial involvement. If people do not like that a game is not on the platform of their choice, buy the platform that has it.
It isn’t like it is the late 360 or entire Xbox One era where Microsoft is lacking in exclusives anymore.
But the real question is where is the line drawn for what will be exclusive and what won’t be? There’s an argument on both ends: Multiplat offers additional software sales, being these companies’ main source of revenue: they do not make significant profit off their hardware sales. Crash’s sales will never hit the likes of Call of Duty, which is said to remain multiplat, but who would go out of their way to grab an Xbox for Crash? Perhaps it’s a good Game Pass incentive, sure.
Though, if you want to drive software sales, you also need reasons to be on the platform selling the software. By what point would you want to buy an Xbox or utilize Game Pass?
I need to see it in action first but a multiplayer game sounds like a pass for me.
Nice that Crash will continue getting games but I rather have a new Spyro game.
So Microsoft can make a Crash game immediately but they can’t have Banjo-Threeie made and they owned Rare for nearly 20 years.
I’ll believe it when Liam Robertson talks about it.
The deal won’t be done until next year, they still can release games on any platform they want.
As for a multiplayer Crash game, not sure if i’m excited considering it’s Activision but let’s wait and see.
Ah yes, my favorite Xbox games showcase announcement, right next to Pokemon Stars, Metroid Prime Trilogy, the Nintendo Switch Pro, and