I liked Crash when I was a kid, but was never as attracted to that franchise as to Jak and Ratchet, but still, if Mario can be fun in the modern day, why not Crash if the right resources and ideas are put forth?
The official Crash Bandicoot website, owned and operated by Activision, has been taken down. The latest archived version of the site is from this past summer, when rumors of a Sony acquisition of the franchise started popping up.
Additionally, the Crash Bandicoot brand has been completely removed from Activision's main website, and any search through their homepage no longer yields any results. Previously, links to their licensed Crash games were available. Also, their support pages no longer offer support for Crash: Mind Over Mutant (the last game released), or their iOS kart racers.