Activision's studio Beenox might not be a widely known developer, but it looks to be doing splendid work on Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. A new trailer has appeared, and it's gotten us all nostalgic for the classic PSone kart racer.
By the sound of it, the development team is excited to be bringing the game back in similar fashion to Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Speaking on the PlayStation Blog, production director Stéphane Gravel says the studio aims to hit a balance between a nostalgic feel and more modern bells and whistles: "It was important for us to stay true to [the original Crash Team Racing], while of course updating it to today’s graphical standards. It’s the best of both worlds – you have a great game and you are able to make it look as beautiful as possible. That’s something we are very proud of."
He continues: "We played a lot of Crash Team Racing. Taking notes, finding opportunities where we can improve on that game, where possible. Mostly – towards the fact that it’s been 20 years – things have evolved a lot." It sounds like Nitro-Fueled is getting the same care and attention to detail as Activision's other retro remakes.
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