#1 Posted by TurboMan (7344 posts) -

From Neogaf, so this is all speculation... but seems like a possibility.

Note: Right now, it's publicly known that Activision owns the Crash Bandicoot rights.

New PS4 trailer released today. At 48 seconds in... there's a street sign.

#2 Edited by MooseyMcMan (10375 posts) -

I would be very excited for this. I don't know why, because I'm not a huge fan of the old games, but I would be excited.

#3 Posted by BisonHero (6053 posts) -

That sign is weird, but I also think it would be super strange for Activision to reference the old SCE logo at all, let alone in such an obtuse way.

I just don't see Activision as the kind of company where it would be cool to remind you that this property they own is still thought of as a Playstation series (because why would Activision try to activate nostalgia for any brand that is not their own), nor does it sound much like Activision to release something exclusively on the PS4 when they could instead release it on EVERYTHING.

#4 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2130 posts) -

90's mascots should stay dead and buried.

#5 Edited by TurboMan (7344 posts) -

@bisonhero: it's a Sony-made ad, not Activision made

#6 Posted by ajamafalous (11813 posts) -

I would be ultra stoked, but I don't think it'll happen. Activision doesn't seem like the company to reboot beloved franchises.

#7 Posted by jimmyfenix (3813 posts) -

@turboman: Also a game in space might get announced? Uncharted in space?

#8 Posted by spankingaddict (2655 posts) -

I wouldn't hate this . I only really loved Crash : Warped , but I could see a new crash game being pretty great .

#9 Posted by TurboMan (7344 posts) -

@ajamafalous: I think it would mean that Sony made a deal with Activision to get Crash back. Sony and Activision seems to be buddies all of the sudden with the Destiny reveals.

Also, what does Activision have to gain by sitting on the Crash license? It wouldn't be out of the question to sell it back to Sony.

#10 Posted by BisonHero (6053 posts) -

@turboman said:

@bisonhero: it's a Sony-made ad, not Activision made

Sure, but Activision would still have to sign off on it, and like I said, it would be weird of them to either acknowledge the Playstation-exclusive past of one of their properties (they didn't do that with Spyro, for example), and it would be weird of them to release a PS4 exclusive.

Anyway, the more interesting avenue to me is "Is that orangey diamond an actual traffic sign in some part of the world?" If it just means like "be wary of animals ahead" or "caution", then I'd be more willing to believe it's just a little joke on Sony's part or something, though it still seems dicey for them to use anything related to Crash Bandicoot.

#11 Posted by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -

Oh please let this be true.

#12 Posted by mercutio123 (466 posts) -

Would be super pumped for it. Just don't let Travellers Tales do it. I'm still burned from The Wrath Of Cortex

#13 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

This event tonight or the rumors of it are just nuts XD

Let me write down what the rumors and hints already are:

Antonio Banderas will be there

Space Game from Naughty Dog People speculate it is Jak and Daxter

Some Huge MGS5 and Destiny annoucnement

PaRappa the Rapper game made by Media Molecule+ Indies

Did I miss anything?^^

#14 Edited by Vextroid (1354 posts) -

Most if not all the post Naughty Dog Crash games have been absolutely terrible. This rumor just makes me sad more than excited.

#15 Posted by BeachThunder (11645 posts) -

So, basically this:

#16 Posted by Kung_Fu_Viking (697 posts) -

I'd be more excited if Insomniac came back to do a new Spyro game.
Crash is cool too though...

#17 Edited by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

I'm going to go with cautious optimism.

#18 Posted by TurboMan (7344 posts) -

I'd be more excited if Insomniac came back to do a new Spyro game.

Crash is cool too though...

Yeah, I think the problem with that is that Spyro is tied into the cash cow known as Skylanders right now. No reason for Activision to sell the rights of Spyro back to Sony.

Crash is a different story though...

#19 Edited by Kung_Fu_Viking (697 posts) -

@turboman: Ohh I forgot that Skylanders was technically a "Spyro thing". That makes me sad.

#20 Posted by mrfluke (5049 posts) -

That sign is weird, but I also think it would be super strange for Activision to reference the old SCE logo at all, let alone in such an obtuse way.

I just don't see Activision as the kind of company where it would be cool to remind you that this property they own is still thought of as a Playstation series (because why would Activision try to activate nostalgia for any brand that is not their own), nor does it sound much like Activision to release something exclusively on the PS4 when they could instead release it on EVERYTHING.

for what its worth, they did have a sale on all the crash and spyro ps1 games not too long ago

which i would imagine wouldnt be possible without activision signing off on it?

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#21 Edited by PimblyCharles (1287 posts) -

buuut PS4 already has a Crash game; it's called Knack

#22 Posted by Aviar (404 posts) -

I've always like Crash, so I would so OK to this.

#23 Edited by JJOR64 (18891 posts) -

if Naughty Dog is making it, then I might get a PS4 sooner then later.

#24 Edited by BisonHero (6053 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

@bisonhero said:

That sign is weird, but I also think it would be super strange for Activision to reference the old SCE logo at all, let alone in such an obtuse way.

I just don't see Activision as the kind of company where it would be cool to remind you that this property they own is still thought of as a Playstation series (because why would Activision try to activate nostalgia for any brand that is not their own), nor does it sound much like Activision to release something exclusively on the PS4 when they could instead release it on EVERYTHING.

for what its worth, they did have a sale on all the crash and spyro ps1 games not too long ago

which i would imagine wouldnt be possible without activision signing off on it?

I'm sure the two companies can talk to each other and cooperate about stuff, but I still can't see Activision approving of a weird viral hint thing that makes people think "Hey guys, Crash Bandicoot, you know, that brand made by SCE" as opposed to "Hey guys, fuckin' Activision owns Crash Bandicoot, don't you forget it". Crash nostalgia isn't nearly as exploitable as Nintendo nostalgia, and I also don't think people ever thought of SCE as some kind of magical Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory because they happened to publish Crash Bandicoot, so I don't even know who this theoretical audience is that sees this weird viral hint thing and gets warm fuzzies and immediately thinks "I should buy a Crash Bandicoot game".

#25 Posted by Otacon (2208 posts) -

It's possible that Sony has bought the rights to Crash from Activision. But I don't think that's something they'd be after, mascot platformers have proven to be big money these last few years. Having said that I would go mad with nostalgia if this did happen.

#26 Posted by GERALTITUDE (2860 posts) -

HD Crash Bandicoot 1 would be enough for me.

#27 Posted by Aegon (5377 posts) -

Next gen platforming would be cool and fun and pretty if executed with care. Look at Super Mario 3D World.

#28 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

I would LOVE a new Crash.

I had a thing against Crash Bandicoot when it was new, because I was a Nintendo kid, despite owning a playstaiton in lieu of a N64. Mario 64 was such a juggernaut, it annoyed me when people gave credit to Crash.

Then I played it and it was an EXCEPTIONAL game. Especially Crash 2. It had a really solid grasp on gameplay fundamentals. It's still just as fun to go back and play today. in fact... I just might...

#29 Edited by TurboMan (7344 posts) -

What if Naughty Dog is making a Mario Galaxy knockoff with Crash?

#30 Posted by Budwyzer (539 posts) -

A new Crash Team Racing / Crash Kart game?!?!

#31 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

I don't know if I'd be super bummed or super excited if Naughty Dog were making a new Crash. It will never happen so I guess I never have to worry about those feelings.

#32 Posted by THRICE_604 (210 posts) -

Sony should just buy the rights to Crash it was a big success for them and Naughty Dog. Activision isn't doing anything with Crash anyways, they are just sitting on an IP they themselves ruined. It doesn't fit with their portfolio and its not something they can annualize so selling it off is the best thing they can do with it.

#33 Edited by Jensonb (1692 posts) -

This rumour is toying with my emotions so hard...I want it to be true so bad my natural skepticism is being dulled. I replayed the trilogy this summer, and those games are still amazingly good. And I mean...Technically Activision owning the IP isn't an insurmountable obstacle, Universal owned it the first time around anyway...Got to stop letting my hopes get up...Expect nothing, Jens, that way you won't be disappointed.

#34 Edited by Brodehouse (9521 posts) -

The Crasht of Us.

#35 Posted by kishinfoulux (2250 posts) -

I loved the first two Crash games, but after that I lost interest. I don't see it being very good if they make a new one honestly.

#36 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (2955 posts) -

90's mascots should stay dead and buried.

Not yet Kool-Aid Man, not yet. Someday soon though your silky baritone voice, your crazy colored Hawaiian shirts, and your sweet sugary glass of bodily fluids will be accepted in this new era of society. Someday soon my diabetic giving friend, just not yet.

#37 Edited by lord_canti (1503 posts) -

i would like this to be true however i should remind people that this poster was in the vicarious visions office ( the skylander devs ) so keep expectations in check

#38 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1409 posts) -

Seems more likely it was more of a nod to Playstation's history than some hidden announcement for a new Crash game. As depressing as it is, Crash doesn't exactly resonate with many gamers these days.

#39 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

Seems more likely it was more of a nod to Playstation's history than some hidden announcement for a new Crash game. As depressing as it is, Crash doesn't exactly resonate with many gamers these days.

The reaction to this rumor would suggest otherwise...

I mean, it would definitely fit with Sony's apparently commitment to their PS1 past...

#40 Edited by TurboMan (7344 posts) -

As depressing as it is, Crash doesn't exactly resonate with many gamers these days.

Go read any review and/or comment section to Playstation All-Stars Battle Royal

#41 Edited by Icemo (640 posts) -

First 3 Crash Bandicoot games and Crash Team Racing were the only good games in that series. If that new game is like the ps2 era games, then no thank you.

#42 Posted by flippyandnod (360 posts) -

You cannot possibly be including the 7up "Cool Spot" in that generalization.

90's mascots should stay dead and buried.

#43 Posted by TooWalrus (13130 posts) -

I'd bet whoever made that trailer put that in there as a nod that they want Crash to be back with Sony, but didn't think anyone would notice. I wouldn't expect them to tease a product like that.

#44 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11423 posts) -

The last time Crash Bandicoot was both good and relevant was more than a decade ago. Better to leave those memories alone than to once again remind us that the 90s are over.

#45 Posted by crithon (3059 posts) -

So last Crash game was 2008? Mind over Mutant, this is activision we are talking about.... so it's safe to say it's as good as dead.

#46 Posted by TheHBK (5458 posts) -

Who the fuck cares? I played Super Mario 64, then Crash, I was like, what the fuck? This game is so simple. A product of its time and has no place today. You know what it would be like? Knack, makes sense right? Running through a hall and smashing boxes instead of goblins.

#47 Posted by AMyggen (2460 posts) -

@thehbk said:

Who the fuck cares? I played Super Mario 64, then Crash, I was like, what the fuck? This game is so simple. A product of its time and has no place today. You know what it would be like? Knack, makes sense right? Running through a hall and smashing boxes instead of goblins.

I tend to agree with this. I actually played the third(?) Crash game recently, and don't think it holds up very well. They would have to do some serious updating for it to be interesting today, I think.