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Activision Won't Make a Crash Bandicoot Game, So This Fan One Will Have to Do

Posted by Sammy Barker

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If the rampant speculation that Sony had reacquired the dormant Crash Bandicoot franchise earlier in the year got your hopes up, then we can only apologise. For a split-second, the stars seemed to align, and we genuinely believed that the mascot had come home. Then, of course, Activision spat in our Wumpa pudding, and made us gobble up every last crumb of saliva coated sponge.

While the publisher continues to “explore” new ways to resurrect the furry hero, though, you may be interested in this fan project. Unimaginatively dubbed Crash Bandicoot: Crystal’s Wrath, the PC title’s being created by a group of amateur game developers who simply have a fondness for Naughty Dog’s classic PSone platformers.

According to the team’s official Tumblr blog, the independent adventure’s set to spin online sometime later this year. Considering its non-existent development budget, we reckon that the sample level embedded below looks solid. And, honestly, even if it sucks, it’s probably the best that you’re going to get.

[via cbcrystalswrath.tumblr.com]

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User Comments (10)

RiseUp44

#1

RiseUp44 said:

no need to apologize, lol.. would love another Playstation Crash game though..

adf86

#3

adf86 said:

You never know what might come of it. I believe the last Sly game was made by some indie developers who were fans of the franchise that ended up getting Sony & Sucker Punch's approval.

goonow

#4

goonow said:

Holy crap! That was like crash bandicoots nightmare! What was that thing at the end!? Honestly, this just makes me want to play the original. There is so much i could say about this, but my mind is blown.

JaredJ

#5

JaredJ said:

I don't get it. How did Activision get the Crash franchise anyway? Why would Sony give that up?

Cyrso

#6

Cyrso said:

@JaredJ

Universal Interactive was acquired by Vivendi Games. And Vivendi Games merged with Activision.

SCE never owned the Crash Bandicoot IP, it was Universal Interactive's IP and it was just a publishing deal with SCE.

Alpha2797

#8

Alpha2797 said:

Reminds me of Crash Bandicoot Wrath of Cortex. Such a fun game! :D

That thing at the end did surprise me a bit since I was watching the video full screen at almost max volume. Creepy...

ThreadShadow

#9

ThreadShadow said:

Sony deserves the Crash Bandicoot IP, especially since NaughtyDog is a 1st/2nd Party. Insomniac deserves the Spyro IP too, and if not Insomniac then Sony. Funny, I've only ever played demos of these games.

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