Crash Bandicoot is back. Last year’s excellent N. Sane Trilogy appeared to take even Activision by surprise, becoming one of the bigger success stories of 2017 with minimal marketing spend. And now a merchandising company in a European licensing manual has hinted that a new game is on the way.
“There will be another game in 2019,” said Max Arguile, the licensing manager at merchandising company GB Eye. “Activision has a five year plan for this and GB Eye is delighted to be on board for all products.” There’s also mention of Nintendo Switch and PC versions of the N. Sane Trilogy, although curiously it sounds like the Xbox One could be left out in the dark.
Given the ‘Coot’s established association with PlayStation, it’s likely Sony will continue to work closely with Activision when it comes to marketing and promoting various Crash-related titles – although it was inevitable that the character would go multiformat again at some point. Don’t be surprised to see an updated version of Crash Team Racing announced at E3 2018 later this year.