Sony is bringing back Crash Bandicoot, says NECA director of product development [Update]
posted on 02.14.16 at 08:25 AM EDT by (@salromano)
"I see they're bringing Crash Bandicoot back."

Crash Bandicoot

Update: A representative for NECA told GameSpot that the comment was made in error.

“It’s not the case,” the rep said. “Someone has misunderstood a comment he made. Randy saw a faked fan-made image right before he came to the show and said that if the game were coming back, we’d love to do figures.”

The image in question is likely this, which has been making the rounds online.

Original: Randy Falk, director of product development at National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA)—a company that works with Sony on collectible figures—said that Sony is bringing back Crash Bandicoot during an interview at Toy Fair 2016, which began yesterday in New York City.

Speaking to Pixel Dan, Falk said, “On the modern gaming front, we’re going strong. We’ve got a lot of cool stuff going on with Sony. So we have Ultimate Kratos from God of War III that’s about to hit retail. We have Uncharted 4 Nathan Drake, which comes out in May. And then LittleBigPlanet is doing really well, so we have some more of those here on display, too.”

After Dan compliments the Kratos figure, Falk continues: “Yeah, that’s one we wanted to do way back when, and finally, we’ve been able to get back in with Sony and get some of that stuff out. And looking at some of their other titles, I see they’re bringing Crash Bandicoot back, which is really cool. There’s some great stuff there.”

Far too many signs have pointed to Sony somehow resurrecting the Crash Bandicoot series. In brief:

  • Before PlayStation 4 launched, Sony released a trailer featuring subtle imagery that suggested Crash Bandicoot had returned to the company. The same trailer featured a Street Fighter Haduoken cab service, and both Ultra Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V were announced for PlayStation 4 a year later.
  • Robomodo had asked Activision if it could include Crash Bandicoot in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, but was denied. On Twitter, the company said it was not Activision’s fault and it was a combination of timing and rights, so it “wasn’t much of a discussion.”
  • At PlayStation Experience 2015 in December, Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Shawn Layden wore a Crash Bandicoot t-shirt with a PlayStation logo on the sleeve (pictured). He similarly wore a Vib Ribbon button-down for Sony Computer Entertainment America’s ice bucket challenge video, and Vib Ribbon was released on PlayStation Network a few months later.
  • The official PlayStation Middle East Twitter account has on and off teased Crash Bandicoot.
  • If you’re a fan of NeoGAF insiders, it’s apparently happening, according to at least one well-trusted forum member.

Watch Pixel Dan’s interview below. The Crash Bandicoot comment happens around the four-minute mark.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • MrSushi

    Bring back Spyro too !

  • The Fabulous Wombat

    By Elune’s ass hair, it’s finally happening!

    • Zatekuyo

      off-y*

      And let’s be honest, i would worry more about level variety and gameplay style.

  • Red Makuzawa

    Now we wait. I hope this time around that it’s actually real and it looks awesome. :)

  • Renaldi Saputra
  • Ramirez

    They have been teasing this for years, hopefully it’s true. I hope it’s like Crash 1-3 :)

  • Ramirez

    I hope it’s like Crash 1-3 :)

  • Renaldi Saputra

    the hype iz back
    kurasshu banjikyuusu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CzX2JUqDuI

  • XtemmA2

    Shawn Layden predictions hits! (inb4, this is a joke, okay?)

  • Cage137

    I think it’s gonna be Ratchet and Clank series meets Knack. Kinda cool mix to be honest.

  • MyBodyIsReady

    Crash with graphics like the new Ratchet & Clank. Awww yeahhhh

  • Some guy

    After the last 5 crash bandicoot games I’m not sure if I want it.
    And I don’t want a cinematic Crash movie game either.

  • Roberto

    Please be good
    That all i ask

  • ringgo

    my childhood is smiling right now

  • Elvick
  • HollowGoku99

    It has not been confirmed

    • Elvick

      Well good thing Sal didn’t say it was confirmed then!

      • HollowGoku99

        People are getting hyped up from words that are being misunderstood. NECA works with everyone if they’re given the licences for the characters. And the director didn’t say they were bringing him back. A huge misunderstanding is what this whole “confirmation” is. People are taking his words and are running with it. As if he works for Sony.

        • MyBodyIsReady

          More fun that way

          • HollowGoku99

            True, you got me there, haha

        • Elvick

          Where are you getting this “confirmation”?

          No where in the article does it say that. The only use of the word “confirm” at all before your comment was my joke comment. And the subsequent uses are in relation to your comment.

          You’re complaining about something that doesn’t exist by misrepresenting the entire article.

          • HollowGoku99

            People on Twitter are saying this to be confirmation of a another crash game. Getting people hyped over nothing. And no one is complaining. The article says that he (the director from NECA) said that Sony is bringing crash back. But he never says that. “i see that they’re bringing crash bandicoot back” it’s merely him just bringing up the current events of Sony teasing crash. I’m not misunderstanding the article. Me right now, I’m trying to help the people who are hyping this up as more proof, and telling them that this little quote means something totally different.

            • Fw89

              Guy talks about partnership with Sony then about Kratos, Nathan Drake, Sack Boy and Crash.
              Activision really trusts Sony to handle their toy business huh.

            • Elvick

              Which has what to do with this article? Nothing.

              I could look at an apple and say the Earth is a fruit tree. Don’t blame the apple. People are going to take news however they want to take it. Nothing you do is going to change that.

            • Elvick

              btw
              “the article says that he said that Sony is bringing crash back he never says that”
              then you quote him saying just that… to prove he didn’t say that?
              “i see they’re [Sony] bringing crash bandicoot back”

              kek
              top keks
              all the keks

        • Fw89

          They are given licences to characters by their OWNERS. If Sony is licencing Crash, well, do the math.

  • JuVu

    “If you’re a fan of NeoGAF insiders”

  • Pastmaster

    Great, bring also back Parappa the Rapper, Ape Escape and Jumping Flash!.

    • landlock

      Ape Escape has a decent chance at some point hopefully.

  • Denni Mäkinen

    Just PS2 games coming to PS4, lol.

    • Fw89

      Yeah, Sony is totally in talks about making toys of a property they don’t own.
      Since Sony owns everything they should licence Mickey Mouse to NECA to make some money out of him.

  • Lokoline

    In my veins, please.

    • Rafael Martines

      Best avatar

  • British_Otaku

    It is no Spyro or Jak, still gladly take it over most of the PS4 highlights people talk about.

    • Fw89

      Disagreed, it’s better than both combined, specially spyro 1 that looks like shit and it’s nothing more than finding statues.

      But maybe if you had a PS4 you could try the so called highlights and understand why they are so praised.

      Or you could just stick with Nintendo as usual.

      • British_Otaku

        I’ll agree to disagree then? We are both talking about personal taste and since Spyro (along with Toy Story 2) was a great series of 3D exploration games of my children, then Jak and Daxter followed up on that in many regards despite being another team.

        Mind naming any highlights for me to look into? Bloodborne is a case where I want to play Demon Souls and Dark Souls 1 prior to it to name one.

        You guessed (?) correctly that I play a lot of Nintendo, but I also play a lot of titles on the PS3 (too much of a backlog to get excited for something which is even less backwards compatible and has paid online) and… like once every four years on the PC.

  • Rafael Martines

    Naughty Dog or GTFO!!!

    • percentaged

      They don’t want to make cartoony games anymore though.

      So realistic crash bandicoot inc?

      • Uncle Stoopnixie

        I would buy a gritty realistic and dark reboot of Crash Bandicoot.

        Would be hilarious.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        fuck naughty dog anw, they betray Crash

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Naughty Dog betrayed Crash Bandicoot though

      • Elvick

        lolno they didn’t.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          then why they abandon it after the PS2 era?

          • Elvick

            ND had nothing to do with Crash in the PS2 era either… ND just made the original games. They never owned the IP, neither did Sony. Universal always owned the IP, Sony had publishing rights of the games, ND developed them.

            Sony bought ND, Universal pushed the game to multiplatform under new developers. Sony and ND moved on to new things.

    • Ramirez

      I think a studio like Insomniac Games could make a great Crash Bandicoot game. Imagine Crash Bandicoot 3 with Graphics like the new Ratchet and Clank game.

      • DarkRPGMaster

        I’d love if Insomniac did it, they’ve proven they know a formula and know how to innovate while keeping it true to itself.

  • Mirikku

    Oh man, I hope so. Wish they’d bring back Spyro in his own non-Skylanders game too, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen anytime soon.

  • Rain

    Crash Bandicoot > Mario, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Sonic, Ratchet, Jak and all those other inferiors put together. Really hope they announce a new Crash at E3, and also announce that Sony owns the franchise now. They would handle it sooo much better than Activision..

    • Pastmaster

      Crash Bandicoot/Jumping Flash!/Ape Escape > everything

      • Some guy

        Great games, a shame they never did much (if any) first person plaformers after Jumping Flash. Mirror’s edge is nice but it’s more about running in straight lines than platforming

    • landlock

      The Naughty Dog ones were good the others went downhill quickly.

    • https://twitter.com/Digimon__Tamer Daniel Rossevelt

      Uh huh, suuuure.

    • Zatekuyo

      Your opinion, and what you overlooked at is that the level variety and intriguing gameplay style that for me is the platformers strongest points.

      Calling them inferior is just an objective opinion and nothing more, and for me.

      They’re all unique in their own right, well more so with Jak & Daxter, Ratchet & Clank, Sonic the Hedgehog, & Kirby, but still.

      Mario on the other hand, had nothing else unique here and there anymore, the spin offs did mario more justice than the main ones for me.

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    sony e3 2016
    god of war 4, crash bandicoot, detroit become human, gran turismo, the last guardian, horizon zero dawn, ni no kuni 2, final fantasy 15, final fantasy 7 remake, kingdom hearts 3, new IPs

    • Pastmaster

      Inevitable Dark Cloud 3. YEAR OF DREAMS 2.0

      • Sunny11

        Saved for PSX 2016 or Gamescom or TGS

    • donkey3

      You missed Shemue 3, manig

    • Fw89

      only that? i can point out at least 40 more (non indie obviously) they could show.

    • Richard Miller

      Where did you get god of war 4 from?

      • Elvick

        Cory Balrog said there was a new one in development a year or so ago. Nothing ‘official’ but it’s basically an open secret now.

  • percentaged

    I see my self aboard the hype train.

  • vileBrenman

    Crash team racing > Mario kart

    • Tetsu

      It is very very good and highly underrated.
      Amazing game.

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    • Renaldi Saputra

      true true

    • DanSmith

      Agree. I prefer the Crash Team Racing and Nitro Kart story mode than the tired and empty 50cc,100cc, 150cc .

    • Zackasaur

      Too true.

    • Elvick

      Diddy Kong Racing > Mario Kart

      MK’s been coasting on it’s name since Double Dash, though at least it tried something unique. Someday Nintendo will get around to making a MK that comes up to DKR and CTR quality. 20 years perhaps.

      • Uncle Stoopnixie

        Diddy Kong Racing was amazing, that single player campaign was the best.

        Screw the last boss though. Goddamn.

      • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP16noYFeThFrJa2JVFw2IA Otaku DJK1NG (YouTube)

        Mario Kart 8

        Kart racers isn’t about single player campaign.

    • Chestnut Bowl

      Sega All-Stars Racing is the new king of kart racers.

  • tturtlejosh

    They’ve been teasing to much so about time

  • Angry Troll Face

    There you go cry babies. Now you can stop bitching about bringing Crash back.

    • On the Front Page!

      Eh, I’ll just bitch about bringing Spyro back from now on.

  • MisterS

    YES, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

  • landlock

    I’d rather have Spyro The Dragon tbh.

    • UMR-10

      I’d rather have a new Ape Escape, a new Legend of Dragoon, a new Medievel, etc.

      • DarkRPGMaster

        STOP BRINGING UP THE GLORIOUS PS1 MASTER RACE ERA! *cries* My childhood…

    • On the Front Page!

      But Spyro is hard. Could never beat it when I was a kid.

  • Eric Taylor

    Wish they would go ahead and announce this thing already. Cat been out of the bag for too long now

  • ZayZay_11

    It’ll be announced at E3 2016. Plus this year is Crash’s 20th Anniversary.

  • On the Front Page!

    IDS BAPPEDING

    FUGGGG :DDDDDDDDDDDDD

  • http://www.twitch.tv/hirothebeast HirotheBEAST

    OMG the childhood memories!!! So glad Crash is coming back!

  • UMR-10

    So, who’s gonna develop it?

    We know that Naughty Dog is focused on their cinematic games.

    I just hope that the game is good and not a soulless quick nostalgia cashgrab..

    I wouldn’t get my hopes up so high..

    • On the Front Page!

      I hope Sony forces them into working on a new Crash.

      Blackmail them. Threaten them with lay-off if they don’t want to do it.

      • Uncle Stoopnixie

        Most of the people that worked on crash back in the days are not in naughty dogs anymore i would preffer that sony choose a relatively new studio to make this game, Crash Bandicoot games are very simple and would be perfect for a talented up and coming studio.

        • On the Front Page!

          As long as Cerny is on game design, it’s okay.

          He was suppose to be the game designer of Crash 4.

          • UMR-10

            Well, Cerny worked on Knack too…

            • On the Front Page!

              Knack ain’t Crash.

            • Elvick

              And the game design is flawless. A game made for kids, that can be challenging for adults. He set out to make that and he did just that.

              You can not like how simple the design is, but there’s nothing wrong with the design.

      • Uncle Stoopnixie

        Only Sony first party studio that isnt currently working on something is Pixelopus, maybe they could do it, i dunno.

        They made that Entwined game.

        But they seem too new for an IP like Crash.

        • Fw89

          what the fock is pixelopus

          • Party Rexy

            One of their newly formed studios. It was formed in 2014. Their recent game was Entwined and now they’re working on something else.

        • Elvick

          Doubt they’re big enough to handle that. Of any first party developers, I’d say Bend or Cambridge. Both have had really good success making other IP on PSP and Vita of all things. Given an IP to work with on PS4, they’d probably knock it right out of the park.

          Cambridge is working on RIGS though, and I don’t know how big they are, or how many resources would need to go to a VR game like RIGS vs a regular game. We have no idea what Bend is doing though, and haven’t since Uncharted on Vita.

          • Uncle Stoopnixie

            I don’t think Bend is working on a Crash Bandicoot game, Shuhei said that he saw theyr game and that it’s the biggest game they ever made and theyr pedigree is shooters.

            Also theyve been working on theyr game since 2012, i dont see a Crash game taking 3 and a half years to be made.

            Unless they completly changed Crash Bandicoot to something much much bigger than a simple runner which could be interesting.

            They could also just outsource it like the Ratchet games.

      • Some guy

        Why would they, everyone that actually worked and cared for Crash left the bulding years ago.
        No Jason Rubin, no buy

      • TheSpaceUnicorn

        That is, quite possibly, the worst idea I’ve ever seen.

        • On the Front Page!

          Necessary evil.

          • TheSpaceUnicorn

            Sure, if you want the game to be awful that is.

      • Party Rexy

        Why would anyone force another person to make something that they don’t want to make? They have no interest in making another one so why force them?

        Seriously man we already gone thorough this talk.

    • Infasis

      Maybe they’ll wanna try to prove to themselves that they can still make a good product that doesn’t resemble an action movie.

      • Some guy

        http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Crash-Bandicoot-Won-t-Revived-By-Naughty-Dog-69819.html
        They only do mature games for mature gamers such as themselves now

        • Infasis

          That is a very depressing little article you have there.

          • Some guy

            True but not really surprising after Jak and daxter 2 and uncharted

      • ShineObelisk

        They have already proved themselves. That’s why their games are well received with great sales.

        Don’t neglect their success just because they don’t make something you want them too.

        • Infasis

          Yeah, but key people like Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin aren’t even there anymore. How about you try thinking before opening your mouth? Smart guy.

          • Citizen_Kano

            I’m sorry, how are Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin no longer being part of the company connected to what was said? They’ve been gone for nearly a decade at this point. Is it that they haven’t made a game that “doesn’t resemble an action movie” since they left or… ? Because the statement was pretty innocuous.

            Despite a change of direction, they’ve been successful anyway. I’d imagine that if the company hadn’t decided on taking a new direction last generation they’d have been no less capable of making something like Crash.

    • DarkRPGMaster

      I don’t know, but I sincerely hope they do it justice. The last real main series Crash game that was good IMO was the 3rd one, Warped.

    • Lara Croft

      If it’s not ND. Then the game might get a big backlash. Lets see.

      • Elvick

        That doesn’t matter, anyone intelligent doesn’t want ND to touch it. Their hearts aren’t in the cartoony platform anymore. They lost that spark after J&D turned all dark, sorta serious and shootery.

        Unless you want Crash to start his journey as a result of someone being killed and he’s out for revenge for the death of his family or some shit. ND should stay the hell away.

        Far, far away.

        Most people jsut want Sony in charge, because with Activision it’s going to be hard to convince anyone that it won’t be some crap game trying to cash in. There are plenty of talented teams out there capable of bringing out a Crash game worth a damn. If Sanzaru are fans of Crash, they’d be a good pick.

        • Lara Croft

          I feel that ND don’t want to revisit old franchises, but create new ones. But from reading some of the ND interviews, I got the feeling they would do justice to their fans and to themselves. Hence the canned Jak game. Also from most of gaming forum posts, youtube posts etc. You pretty much have fans demanding ND do it, otherwise no buy or something. If another dev does it, and its not near perfection (or doesn’t get near perfect scores). People are gonna blame Sony, why ND wasn’t in charge of the game. Given how the internet is these days, that’s bound to happen. Also, Jak 3 is my favorite in the franchise :)

          • Elvick

            And you have fans who are fine with Sony handling in general.

            The only real fan consensus is that Activision should have little to nothing to do with it.

            • Lara Croft

              Well Sony and Activision have a real good relationship atm. So I hope they let Sony some creative freedom if it does happen.

    • TheSpaceUnicorn

      I’d pick Sanzaru, they did a great job with Sly 4.

    • JoJo_718

      It would be awesome if Naughty Dog could reboot Crash in the same vein as Conker’s Bad Fur Day.

  • Joe murphy

    You could say Bandicoot, is on a crash course for Ps4….>.>….

    • Richard Miller

      Or the vita…just joking as Sony don’t care about the vita. lol

  • Uncle Stoopnixie

    That’s great for people that like crash, i wish i cared about runners…

    I wonder if Platinum Games will be making this one.

    • UMR-10

      Platinum? What?

      • Uncle Stoopnixie

        They seem to make 95% of the games that are coming out these days, they have like 6 games in development

        • UMR-10

          That doesn’t mean they will develop it..

        • KingNigma

          You speculated it. Now it won’t happen

    • YuriFan

      Please don’t make force them to lower them selfs to Crash.

      It’s bad enough that they are forced to make Korra.

      • Elvick

        ‘forced’

    • Richard Miller

      Don’t seem like their style.

  • Kango234

    So that trailer also had “Cid’s barbershop” and a guy with Cloud’s hair came out. So maybe they really have been foreshadowing announcements all this time.

    • Fw89

      Yes, and everybody denied.

  • Sunny11

    Its bound at this point. They OVER teased it lmao

    • MisterS

      I hope so!
      still would prefer spyro being back than crash.

  • Cael

    YES

  • Infasis

    Nathan Drake should be the antagonist this time.

    • Lara Croft

      Shouldn’t it be Jak and/or Daxter :P

      • Infasis

        He’s the one always leaving trails of dead bodies in what looks like Crash’s home. Plus stealing all the powerups and stuff that Crash probably needs.

  • articuzwolf

    Bring remaster collection, new Crash game, new CTR, new Crash Bash and New PASBR with Crash as playable character. Okay make it happen now Sony!

  • Lara Croft

    (if true)Then Sony’s going to kill E3 back to back. Last year with FFVII R, TLG and now this year with Crash :)

    • On the Front Page!

      And Knack 2. :^)

      • Party Rexy

        I don’t see nothing wrong with that.

        • On the Front Page!

          Indeed.

          Just change the art style.

          • Party Rexy

            I wouldn’t say change it but refine it more.

            • On the Front Page!

              Ah yeah, that’s a better word.

    • Fw89

      Only Crash? Only Crash? HAHA

    • Bobby Jennings/GodlessChaos

      They’ll have more than Crash too. Can’t wait to see the other surprises.

  • MegaRay

    Now they have to make PlayStation all stars 2 and add Crash to it.

    • Carlos Luis Ayala

      Yes a billion times yes and look at my profile pick #releasedart

    • Richard Miller

      That will never happen as Sony killed the studio that made that game.

      • Elvick

        Because no one else can make a fighting game. Oh wait…

        • Richard Miller

          Yeah they can make another smash bros ripoff but it will not be another Playstation All stars. And really seeing how that game bombed I doubt Sony will do that again.

          • Elvick

            The game didn’t bomb, it did fine. Not great, but it sold over a million last I knew. Likely way more than that at this point.

            And half of the trashing the game got was for “being a Smash rip-off” even though it wasn’t. So it hardly matters if they outright rip it off. Since doing it differently got them the same reception anyway.

            • Richard Miller

              Sony feels that it was a failure that’s why they killed the studio that made it. That’s why I feel that Sony won’t make another Smash Bros ripoff for a while.

              • Elvick

                So you were in the meeting where they said the words, “it was a failure”? Cool story bro.

                • Richard Miller

                  What other reason would their be for them to kill this studio? You don’t punish a studio that made a profitable game dude.

                  • Elvick

                    They didn’t “kill the studio” they cut ties with them.

                    • Richard Miller

                      So why do you think Sony would do that?

                    • Elvick

                      Because the only content for the game going forward could be done by Santa Monica proper. And it was, the final patch came out well after they ditched the other studio. And well after the game “failed” as you put it.

                    • Richard Miller

                      The game did bomb hard dude. As Sony put it they cut ties with the company due to inadequate sales. So the game failed.

                    • Zebimicio

                      Face it dude, sony don’t want the ip anymore

                    • Elvick

                      Face what? I never said anything about what they did or did not want from the IP.

                    • Zebimicio

                      U’r hoping for sony to revive the ip did ya

                    • Richard Miller

                      I just checked and SuperBot Entertainment’s website and all their social networking websites are gone. So seeing that the only big game that they worked on was PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale means that when Sony severing all ties with them affectedly did “Kill the studio”.

                    • Elvick

                      So with that logic Nintendo killed Mistwalker?

                    • Richard Miller

                      That doesn’t make any since dude for many reasons. for one Mistwalker isn’t dead. Secondly Mistwalker worked with a lot companies before Nintendo. SuperBot only worked with Sony and Sony cutting ties with them made many employees leave effectively killing them. This isn’t new as Sony killed other dev teams before.

                    • Elvick

                      You said “major releases” of which Mistwalker has made none since The Last Story. MS does not constitute “a lot” of companies.

                    • Richard Miller

                      No Mistwalker is still around while Superbot is gone! Did you not read my comment?

      • MegaRay

        Well, they can let any other studio make it. Or re establishes the old one, I’m sure key figures are still in the industry.

        • Richard Miller

          I highly doubt that the studio would choose to be under Sony again after how they treated them. I feel Sony wouldn’t do another Smash bros ripoff for a long time.

          • MegaRay

            Not true. Sony themselves said they will do another crossovers, and the only reason psas failed because people expected Crash from leaks, IF Sony indeed bought Crash’s rights, then I can see a crossover coming back, and what better crossover to do than another psas?

            • Richard Miller

              PSAS failed for many reasons but the biggest one is people expected it to be exactly like Smash Bros but instead it tried to be different. I feel Sony may do another Smash bros rippoff again but not in the near future.

  • https://twitter.com/Digimon__Tamer Daniel Rossevelt

    Eh, Crash is okay I guess, it’s a fun game, but there is lots of other things I’d rather see…

    • KingNigma

      Everyone’s favourite purple winged dinosaur

      • Ben08

        Do you mean “dragon”? Because I’d love to see Spyro make a comeback.

        • Jumbo Jango

          I don’t think Spyro is coming back to Sony. Skylanders started with Spyro and Activision’s raking in cash with that. Unless they decide he’s not essential to the franchise (he isn’t, but you know how stubborn companies can be)

    • Zatekuyo

      There’s more to Crash than you may think, and that’s your opinion.

      But yeah i’ll see more of each belongings.

      • https://twitter.com/Digimon__Tamer Daniel Rossevelt

        Well yeah of course it is my opinion that’s why I said there is other stuff I’D rather see. I’m just not a big crash fan, buts it’s a fine game.

  • –ZERO–

    Now bring Spyro back to how he used to be

    • Infasis

      Ahhh! Mentioning Spyro is making me wonder if I even want Crash back. I hope this doesn’t backfire.
      At least Sony doesn’t have enough children’s characters to start some type Skylanders/Amiigos thing. I guess.

      • Elvick

        kek, Amiibos are successful because of fangirling over nostalgia. Kids don’t care as much as adults do. We’ll exclude the artificial stock manipulation to increase demand early on. [and kids sure as shit weren’t the ones who bought because they could resell on ebay for a bajillion dollars]

  • http://psi-star-draws.tumblr.com/ Psi-Star

    Good ol’ Dorito with Jeans

    • KingNigma

      I thought he was a fox for the longest time

  • Infasis

    I’m guessing Media Molecule will be the one to reboot Crash.
    Does anyone know if there’s a reason I shouldn’t think that? I don’t really keep up with that company very much.

    • UMR-10

      Seems they are busy with Dreams, i dunno if they can handle two projects though.

      • Infasis

        I thought they worked on things like Tearaway and LBP concurrently, but I’m probably just misremembering things, since I think some other studio did work on one of the last LBP games or something like that.

        • Fw89

          LBP3 was sumo digital wasnt?

          • Party Rexy

            Yes it was.

          • Garnium

            Is THAT why LBP3 is so glitchy!?

        • Elvick

          Mm hasn’t touched LBP since the Move pack of LBP2. Most DLC packs were by Sumo, or one of the other partner developers who worked on LBP Vita.

          Sony didn’t just pull people from the sky to work on the games, they’ve been working on them for years making level packs and costumes.

    • DesmaX

      They’re pretty busy with dreams.

      Doubt they’d make something like a tradicional platformer too

      • Infasis

        Is there any substantial information as to what Dreams is yet? I thought it didn’t actually even look much like a game when I first saw it.

        • Party Rexy

          There’s a lot of videos on Youtube that can give you a pretty good idea on what it is. Seriously look it up it’s pretty simple.

          But if you want the short answer of it. It’s basically a sandbox style game that allows you to create whatever you want from Games, to levels to animation to even art. You can share what you create online and others can use it in whatever they’re making. You basically can make whatever you want.

          If you’re concerned yes there is a single player option with a campaign.

          • Zatekuyo

            Not to mention that you can create a soundtrack no matter how many, movies, art, animations, characters, backgrounds and more.

            Just letting you know. ;)

          • Infasis

            Oh, okay, thanks. It sounds like it could be something pretty great if it comes together right.

            • Party Rexy

              I’m sure it will.

        • Elvick

          Yes it’s a game, they’ve showed the gameplay last PS Ex? I believe. And they’ve been doing livestreams for awhile now.

          Some of the levels look like point and click adventures. Go into another area to find an item, take control of a unique character in that area to get access to that item, then use that item to get through the first area.

    • phayroent

      They should release Crash costumes in LBP, if they haven’t yet. Likely they have and I just didn’t notice because I don’t buy costumes. I only go for the free. I know, I know, I’m bad. But I don’t care.

      • Elvick

        They haven’t.

    • Richard Miller

      Aren’t they working on that Bike and Knights game?

      • Elvick

        afaik, that’s former members of Media Molecule who started a new studio. I think Rex (Tearaway guy) is there… didn’t think he left Mm though maybe he’s like Rayman… forgot his name. (I’m a disaster with names… I know I should know…) Who I’m positive still works at Ubisoft, but is also working on Wild with Sony, separate from Ubi.

    • Alexander Freyr

      The company Media Molecule drives on creativity, so don’t expect them to work on something that first of all isn’t even their own idea and second of all just a simple platformer. I don’t know who would be worthy of a Crash platforming game but it’s definitely not fitting for Mm

  • DesmaX

    Can’t wait to buy his figure for Skylanders

  • Fw89

    Apperently many people here think Sony licences property they don’t own to toy makers, cause you know, wanna make a toy of your ip? Give it to Sony! They’ll handle those NECA guys to make the best possible toy!
    Sony is such nice guy, they even help make Skylanders figurines which they also don’t own.

    If you thought: Activision > licencing > NECA made sense, better think again:
    Activision > licencing > Sony > licencing > NECA

    • Fw89

      In case people don’t understand my sarcasm: yes, Im suggesting Sony owns Crash.

      • Garnium

        And I believe it, especially since Crash Bandicoot hasn’t been on Activision’s official website for years at this point.

  • greenreaper

    I want Jak & Daxter to come back too.

    • Zatekuyo

      Jak & Daxter is still owned by Sony, so i think a IV game that he along with others should be back to the cartoony selves design wise, but mixing up with fluity in cartoony animations with realistic motion.

    • Party Rexy

      You know I see a lot of people request to bring back Jak and Daxter while it would be pretty nice to see them again I always felt like their series already concluded with Jak 3 not sure where they can go.

    • Richard Miller

      Oh god yes! A Jak reboot is very much needed.

    • Elvick

      If it’s like the first game I’ll care. I don’t need a terrible R&C game with needlessly big open worlds. Which is what Jak 2 is to me. Some day I’ll finally get around to playing Jak 3. 2 really ruined it for me.

  • Anontastic

    Didn’t they already try to “bring Crash Bandicoot back” way back in ’07? I forsee this turning out the same as the attempts to bring Spyro and Sonic back.

  • Zatekuyo

    Guys, we can already tell that it isn’t offical just yet, it’s just another hint and tease about said Crash Bandicoot that we obviously knew how it is.

    As much i wanted him back, and i think that he’ll have a new game in America first and then worldwide, making them a huge mounts of cash, but it’s just me.

    Heck, i wouldn’t mind if he’ll have a new RPG that seems platforming related with a touch of new term that i have an idea that was equivalent of Real Time, another new party game, and another new racing game, but it’s just my idea.

  • pixxxelz
  • Ktr4ks

    Me right now.

    • Fw89

      How can someone have so many Crash toys, I don`t know where to get any of these.

      • Hidayat246

        that different between hardcore fans like him and casual fans like you and me

    • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

      A Crash summoning rune!

    • Swagger

      “Hallelujah theme playing”

  • Invisbin

    They just need to figure out how to bring back these old mascots in ways that’ll remind us why we loved them, but also keep it modernized. I’m sure by now we’ve all the the footage of how Crash would look on Unreal 4 . For Crash, that’s probably all we need. Classic Gameplay, with today’s power. For games like Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper, and Ratchet and Clank, they need more than just graphical upgrades. Besides obvious demand, developers need intuitive ideas to help keep these games fresh.

  • https://twitter.com/Kaisenex Kaisen
    • –ZERO–

      That dude is awesome

  • TheMechaEngineer

    About time!

  • Retro Reloaded

    False hope is better than no hope.

    • Richard Miller

      I don’t know about that.

    • Zutanito

      Says every Half Life fan ever.

  • comfortablecoffin

    Cautiously optimistic. Some platformer franchises deserve to be laid to rest in the past and I can see Crash being one of them.

    • Kimberly Miller

      no

      • Matthew

        yes LOL what you mean no?????????? you think anyone wants to play an ass upgrade of a shit game that played out like spyro those games are all bad so is super mario no one cares anymore its all about playing with others in those games you cant. crash is dead and i hope they never make this lol

        • Fw89

          Nice opinion!

          • Sunny11

            If you see his profile his a pc guy don’t take him seriously lol

            • Richard Miller

              How can you tell that he is a “PC guy” and how is that a bad thing? I’m a PC guy. :/

              • Sunny11

                No its just he’s hating on this likely because this is related to PS and I saw comments below on his.profile that he goes on sites like PCGamer etc…
                Guess shouldn’t say PC guy but a hes a hating PC fanboy? I dunno

        • https://twitter.com/Kaisenex Kaisen

          what a shit post

        • Party Rexy

          Jesus Christ.

        • –ZERO–

          Let me guess…someone stole your sweetroll?

        • KingNigma

          Dude got all heated off a “no”

    • Paradox

      while i agree with you i think Crash needs to go out with a bang. His last couple games were horrible so he deserves one last great game before he’s retired.

      • –ZERO–

        Same with Spyro

  • batrush

    spyro >>>>

    • MisterS

      spyro is actually my fave plattformer. Still happy about crash bandicoot coming back :3

      • Sunny11

        Bought the 3rd one again for PS3 I’m replaying it bit by bit I miss it :/

        • MisterS

          Playing the trilogy every month again on vita :3
          And I miss those gold times.

    • Richard Miller

      Not with activison at the helm.

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    I played Crash Twinsanity in the past and found it sucks, why much credit for this game?

    • Fw89

      WOW YOU PLAYED THE BEST ONE!
      Only 1-3 + team racing count since they were Naughty Dogs

    • Bytor2112

      The last good crash game that came out was Crash Nitro Kart. And even it lacked what it’s predecessor, Crash Team Racing, had. As far as the last traditional Crash game goes, that one came out in 2000, I believe. It was called “The Wrath of Cortex.” And it was really good. If I were to recommend any good crash games, they would be The Huge Adventure(GBA), N-tranced(GBA), the first four games on PS1(including Crash Team Racing, The Wrath of Cortex, And crash nitro kart. Stay away from any others.

    • XiaomuArisu

      The naughty dogs trilogy has cult status
      Twindanity was the beginning of the end

  • shogunknight

    What if its just the toy? XD

    • Fw89

      yeah, sony is bringing crash back as a toy.

      • Richard Miller

        It could be a movie as Sony have been doing that a lot lately.

  • Jansen

    E3 2016 HYPE!!!

  • Kelohmello

    Just don’t ruin it. Make it a good platformer, don’t try and throw a bunch of unnecessary new things into it in an attempt to “modernize” the franchise. Crash doesn’t need to imitate anything or steal its identity from other games, it just needs to be good at what it already was good at.

  • iamakii

    YAAAASS! Crash on Vita would be so awesome!

  • Budgiecat

    Crash
    Spyro
    Klonoa
    Go Go Ackman

    make a dees plse

  • Tracy

    I think we all knew this.

  • Richard Miller

    If it is just a movie I will be majorly pissed.

  • Peluso M.

    Great news, but people should realize there is little chance Naughty Dog
    would work on a new Crash game. You need only to look at the current
    Naughty Dog’s games to realize they let games like Crash Bandicoot in
    their past. Besides, I think most of the people who worked on the Crash Bandicoot games aren’t even part of Naughty Dog anymore.

    • Elvick

      I believe they left before last gen even started. Maybe even during the PS2 era, not positive.

  • Zackasaur

    The saga continues.

    • MisterS

      3:)

      • Zackasaur

        lulz

  • firegecko12356

    Don’t even fuck with me, Sony…

  • X-Bone

    Who cares if Naughty Dog betrayed Crash Bandicoot? For me, the greatest Crash Bandicoot games are the FIRST 4 GAMES on the PS1.

    • BlackestNight63

      How did they betray Crash?

      • X-Bone

        I really don’t know myself. According to some people, they “betrayed” Crash.

        • BlackestNight63

          That’s an odd thing for some ppl to say. Sony nor ND never owned the property so they couldn’t keep it. This situation is why Sony act the way they do with their IPs.

    • yellowmage

      ND never owned the Crash Bandicoot IP; they just developed the games for Universal. Same with Insomniac and Spyro. The reason they moved on to J+D and R&C, respectively, is so that they would have their own home-grown IP.

      • X-Bone

        But still, I’d rather want them to make the PS4 Crash Bandicoot game than Activision.

        However, forget it. It turned out that this news was a misinterpretation.

        What a way to make a man cry….

  • Pastmaster

    Idon’tbelieveyou.gif

    Too many signs now to ignore.

  • tokyobassist

    Year of Dreams 2.0

    • ~EntermateStar~

      did you not read the update at the top? it says the person just misunderstood what they were saying, crash isnt really coming back

      • tokyobassist

        I read a weak lie. Crash is the worse kept secret ever imo.

  • Shulk

    Naughty Dog is the bees knees when it comes to kickass production. If there was to ever be another Crash game I’d rather it be in the hands of Naughty Dog cause they know what to do. However if Sony has been planning on acquiring rights to crash then maybe. Otherwise forget it cause I know Activision doesn’t particularly have any future plans with Crash atm.

    • SirDoucheOfTheSunCovenant

      If you want crash too be a cinematic experience then yes if you want it too be an actual game i would ldeave in the hands of sony or even santo manica

      • The Fabulous Wombat

        Yeah, i don’t get the Naughty Dog praise…they’re boring.

        • SirDoucheOfTheSunCovenant

          I definitely agree with you sir fabulous Wombat (your name is amazing by the way )

  • Mohammed Ahmed

    interesting how this was first teased by PlayStation middle east, crash has sold 3 million copies in that region

    • ~EntermateStar~

      crash isnt coming back, says so in the update at the top

      • Mohammed Ahmed

        oh i didn’t read that, sorry.

  • Lara Croft

    “representative for NECA told GameSpot that the comment was made in error.” Sure it was :P

    • Elvick

      It can’t be based on what Sal put in there, that’s the most fake crap I’ve seen in my life. doesn’t have the blue PS4 banner, they put ND’s logo where the ESRB rating would go, the art is crap and a half.

      If anyone bought that as ‘real’ then they should just go live in a cave away from society for the rest of their days.

      • Lara Croft

        I mostly agree, but come on mate. The last part was a bit harsh. Given all that’s been happening with Sony and Crash lately. It’s easy to believe such rumors.

  • Zackasaur

    LOL

    This roller coaster is too much fun.

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  • Ratsuki

    Maybe they want everyone’s hopes and dreams to crash first before they put Crash out.

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