If Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy does well after it is released on June 30 for the PlayStation 4, we might soon see an all-new Crash Bandicoot game, according to the game's creative director.
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy features reworked and remastered versions of the first three games in the series, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. While the titles included in the trilogy are considered as classics, fans of the franchise will likely not complain if Activision will release a brand-new entry in the Crash Bandicoot series.
New 'Crash Bandicoot' Game Coming Soon?
In an interview with GameSpot, Dan Tanguay, the creative director of Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, discussed a variety of topics regarding the upcoming PlayStation 4 title, including the challenges in the "remaster plus" treatment granted to the three classic games, the stamp of approval that the project received from Crash Bandicoot creator Naughty Dog, and the popularity of one of the PlayStation's earliest mascots.
At the end of the interview, GameSpot asked if the release of Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy will lead to a new game in the franchise. Tanguay answered by saying that the goal is for Crash Bandicoot to "return to the mainstream consciousness" by creating new fans with the upcoming title.
"Would we love to see another Crash game? A new one? Absolutely, but we'll have to wait and see how this one sells and what the people above me decide," Tanguay added, opening the door for a new Crash Bandicoot title.
Will 'Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy' Live Up To The Hype?
The question, of course, is whether Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy can sell enough units to make the decision to work on a new Crash Bandicoot game much easier.
Ever since Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy was announced at E3 2016, fans of the series that started in the original PlayStation have looked forward to its release. Gameplay videos that have since been released for the title have so far impressed players, with one in March featuring the Hang Eight level from the first Crash Bandicoot and another one in May showcasing the Tomb Wader level from Crash Bandicoot: Warped.
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy does not only feature old titles with upgraded visuals. The "remaster plus" treatment applied by developer Vicarious Visions rebuilt the games from scratch with its own layers of remastered graphics, while adding several features including a unified checkpoint and saving system.
Tanguay also revealed that for the PlayStation 4 Pro, Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy will run at 1440p and 30 frames per second, suggesting that the game will run at 1080p and 30 frames per second on the PlayStation 4.
French retailer Micromania, meanwhile, spoiled a new bundle for the PlayStation 4 that includes copies of Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy and Ratchet & Clank, in addition to the console.
These videos and information regarding Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy has further driven up excitement for the title. From the looks of things, the game will live up to the hype, so expect a new Crash Bandicoot game to come soon.