Back in the day of the original PlayStation, it would be impossible to see the PlayStation not showing off games like Crash Bandicoot as one of its demos. After all as far as consoles were concerned, the game was something of a breakthrough. Old school gamers probably remember the game fondly and if you were wondering if it might be time for a revival, perhaps it is.
Speaking to IGN, Naughty Dog’s community strategist, Arne Meyer, revealed that the idea of remaking Crash Bandicoot for newer consoles is “never off the table”. However Meyer adds that the studio has to think about whether a new Crash Bandicoot game makes sense for the studio, regardless of the fact that many consider the game to be a classic.
“It’s not too much time passing, but it’s the same issues we explored with the Jak game: Is it something that makes sense to us now? I mean, we still have people that worked on the Crash games in the studio. We never forget our past and it’d be great for nostalgic reasons. It’d be the same reason as why there isn’t a Jak 4: I don’t know if it’s playing to our strengths right now.”
This seems to be in line with what Sony had said a week ago where they mentioned that they have no plans to close the door on games like Crash Bandicoot. However as to when we might be able to see a new game released remains to be seen, but in the meantime what do gamers think? Would you like to see Crash Bandicoot remade with today’s technology and consoles?