Crash Bandicoot Trilogy Remastered PS4 PlayStation 4 1

Crash Bandicoot is on the cusp of his big comeback moment, courtesy of the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy Remastered set for the PlayStation 4. The game – which was announced at E3 2016 and will feature souped-up versions of all three original PSone titles – will be developed by Vicarious Visions, one of Activision's oldest studios.

The team's perhaps famous for its handheld games, with the Game Boy Advance versions of Crash Bandicoot all in its portfolio. More recently it's worked on the Skylanders games as both a support studio and the lead on last year's Skylanders: Superchargers. Its track-record is more than good enough to get the job done with the right budget, then.

We're more curious how it's actually going to go about remastering PSone games. Most remastered games are ported from a prior generation, like PS2 to PS3 or PS3 to PS4. But there are a full two generations (and up to 20 years) between the PSone and the PS4, so this represents an interesting challenge. Is the dev just going to clean things up and keep the controls the same, or try to modernise the experience?

We're not sure, but we reckon that this one will probably be demoed at PlayStation Experience later in the year, as this game is essentially fan-service anyway – it's only getting made because we, as PlayStation fans, have been banging on about the 'Coot for three or four years now. We're definitely excited for this, and we hope that it kickstarts a wider series revival.