A Crash Team Racing Remake may be announced at The Game Awards 2018 (Update: Eurogamer confirms)

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To all the former Nintendo only people (assuming some of you got on that sweet black Friday PS4 deal) you gotta check this game out. It's legit am amazing take on the kart racing genre and one of my favorites. Seriously, it's really good.
 
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After Crash and Spyro running at 30fps (with frame-pacing issues for Spyro) and selling incredibly great I don't see why they would take the trouble of trying to make a 60fps game, commercially speaking.

They'll give us up-resed PS1 graphics at 30fps (stable if we are lucky) and it's going to top the charts.
 
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I wonder if this was that other exclusive Benji was talking about for PS4. Did he say something in that line, or am I totally lost here?

Whatever its platforms of choice, the recent success of the series made this a simple matter of when. Crash Bash should follow closely, as well.
he said to me no (it's not )

So it's not Crash
 
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Crossing fingers for 60 FPS as well.

I'm dying for a good kart game and I don't have a Switch. Sonic ASRT was the last great one for me.
 

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To all the former Nintendo only people (assuming some of you got on that sweet black Friday PS4 deal) you gotta check this game out. It's legit am amazing take on the kart racing genre and one of my favorites. Seriously, it's really good.
Or you know Activision can just release this on all major platforms :)
 

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I never played the original CTR, as I was a Nintendo/PC kid than a Playstation owner when I was a pup.

Is it a good game?
it was a good game back then, and it has aged pretty well. i think it has aged much better than the crash platformers.

I'm just saying I'm going to buy some popcorn on the off-chance :)
sure, why not. you can still eat the popcorn even if turns out to be multiplat
unless it won't taste as good to you if you're not eating it while overwhelmed with the joy of getting another exclusive for your system of choice :)
 
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i don't see them bothering with a remake either if it has to be exclusive to a single platform. but you're right, i can see a deal happening, maybe like the last time, giving sony timed exclusivity.
This is true. The trilogy wouldn’t have even happened if Sony didn’t intervene, Activision was done with the franchise as they ran it to the ground. Sony was okay with it being timed then and undoubtedly okay with it now.
 
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Activision : "Hey Sony we need that CTR IP can you give me?"
Sony : "OK but what do I gain in return?"
Activision thinks and say : "What do you want?"
Sony : "1 year exclusivity plus Destiny and CoD marketing deals for next gen"
Activision : "We gotta a deal!"
 
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sure, why not. you can still eat the popcorn even if turns out to be multiplat
unless it won't taste as good to you if you're not eating it while overwhelmed with the joy of getting another exclusive for your system of choice :)
I'll enjoy it so long as it's salted :)
 

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hope they do not make the huge mistake of dropping local multiplayer for crash team racing, it would kill it for me.
zero chance of that happening

I'll enjoy it so long as it's salted :)
i'm sure you will

I never liked Crash Bash and I don't see how it would come back. I think it's one area where it cannot hold up as a party game. I tried playing it with a friend recently and some of the mini-games are just totally unfun and frustrating. I don't see Activision going back to it
same, it was a very meh game from memory, but i only played it two or three times. i don't expect it to the next crash game, that has to be a brand new platformer.
 
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CTR is definitely in my Top 10 games ever. I need this remake to have online play though, so I got someone to play with on PC.
 
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After Crash and Spyro running at 30fps (with frame-pacing issues for Spyro) and selling incredibly great I don't see why they would take the trouble of trying to make a 60fps game, commercially speaking.

They'll give us up-resed PS1 graphics at 30fps (stable if we are lucky) and it's going to top the charts.
Lol. Sadly true :/
 
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there's nothing to say to people who have that opinion cuz taste is subjective and all that, but yeah it's pretty funny to think someone could play both in 2018 and say CTR is better.
Everyone is entitled to opinion so here is mine: I must be a funny person because from a pure gameplay perspective I think CTR is a better game than MK8. MK8 have a big selection of excellent looking maps, big character roster, and phenomenal graphics, but the gameplay is meh. Rubberbanding is atrocious. You get punished for being on 1st place by blue shells, increased time on debuffs from lightning and blooper. You get wrecked when placed in the middle from all those items. Some map designs are questionable too. And there is no story mode and that's a huge miss opportunity. CTR karts feel better to drive and power sliding is superior to drifting in MK.

EDIT. Forgive plz :(
 
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I was half joking but I really feel there are more announcements of remasters from Sony than new original games lately. It maybe better if they space the releases out a bit more.

And CTR especially seems like an odd choice considering how far Mario Kart has developed since then. It may have been better to make a completely new CTR entry, but I reserve my final judgement until we actual see something from the game.
 

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They'll give us up-resed PS1 graphics at 30fps (stable if we are lucky) and it's going to top the charts.
...you think the trilogy had up-rezzed ps1 graphics?

If sony pays then theres nothing we can do. Just like when MS purchases a third party studio.
what makes you think sony is going to pay for this? and why would activision agree to make an exclusive entry in their newly-successful multiplat series when they can just make a multiplat game on their own?
 
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I hope I'm not late on the Windows Central one, they noted something interesting (akin to Spyro's Egg tease):

Today, we received a rather interesting package from what we believe to be Activision, since they asked us for our mailing address a few days ago. It contained a note that said to watch The Game Awards 2018 on Thursday and a pair of giant dice that are bigger than our heads. The package was sent by someone named "N.O." which probably stands for Nitros Oxide. He is an alien from the planet Gasmoxia who serves as the main antagonist of Crash Team Racing. The first thought that cross our minds was that Activision is teasing a new Crash Bandicoot kart racing game. Then, it hit us, that it might be CRT: Crash Team Racing remaster.
 

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Everyone is entitled to opinion so here is mine: I must be a funny person because from a pure gameplay perspective I think CTR is a better game than MK8. MK8 have a big selection of excellent looking maps, big character roster, and phenomenal graphics, but the gameplay is meh. Rubber-banding is atrocious. You get punished for being on 1st place by blue shells, increased time on debuffs from lightning and blooper. You get raped when placed in the middle from all those items. Some map designs are questionable too. And there is no story mode and that's a huge miss opportunity. CTR karts feel better to drive and power sliding is superior to drifting in MK.
Truth.
Mario Kart at no point in time has ever eclipsed CTR from a mechanical stand point. Sliding, Boosting and kart response blow mario kart out of the water, same goes for DKR which I absolutely love. This isn't even taking into consideration the rubber-banding.

CTR > DKR > Sonic Racing >>>> any Mario Kart.
 
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Well the 4chan leak mentions that Vicarious Visions are working on this game and they made Crash Nitro Kart in the past so I'm sure they'll probably be able to nail the feel of CTR.
Yeah this doesnt sound good. As someone who loves CTR, CNK was a big disappointment. Hope they will be able to nail the controls and feel of the original.
 
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Huh? It didn’t reach PS4 levels of sales but to say that is wrong. The ports sold well and was on top of the charts for weeks.
I believe the Crash games are still charting in the U.K. So glad that the trilogy is a hit. So many naysayers prior to release.
 
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Huh? It didn’t reach PS4 levels of sales but to say that is wrong. The ports sold well and was on top of the charts for weeks.
It's not incorrect at all to say that N. Sane Trilogy did better on PS4 than on the other consoles, and that's what the post you're quoting says.
 

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I believe the Crash games are still charting in the U.K. So glad that the trilogy is a hit. So many naysayers prior to release.
all three versions with physical releases (ps4, xbo. switch) have been consistently doing great in the uk chart. the switch/xbo release actually bumped the ps4 version as well, probably because of new advertising.
 
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Truth.
Mario Kart at no point in time has ever eclipsed CTR from a mechanical stand point. Sliding, Boosting and kart response blow mario kart out of the water, same goes for DKR which I absolutely love. This isn't even taking into consideration the rubber-banding.

CTR > DKR > Sonic Racing >>>> any Mario Kart.
I mean...when's the last time you played Diddy Kong Racing? I liked that game as much as the next person, and do think it holds a ton of merit to this day, but in no way does it play better than Mario Kart 8 "from a mechanical standpoint". That game is incredibly hard to go back to.

I can't speak to CTR as I've never played it.
 
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It's not incorrect at all to say that N. Sane Trilogy did better on PS4 than on the other consoles, and that's what the post you're quoting says.
What he ment with that is that because Crash sold better on PS4 it still a good choice for Activision to make a permanent PS4 exclusive, and I disagree with that, it's still at minimum half the potential sales.
 
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I'm way more excited about this than Crash 1,2,3 remake.

Even within the darkest timeline there are glimpses of hope.
 

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What he ment with that is that because Crash sold better on PS4 it still a good choice for Activision to make a permanent PS4 exclusive, and I disagree with that, it's still at minimum half the potential sales.
yep, they'd be missing out on a lot of potential sales by going exclusive again, plus it's just bad business to bring a series back from the dead, make it multiplat, make it very successful, and then go back to exclusivity.
 
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True, but
yep, they'd be missing out on a lot of potential sales by going exclusive again, plus it's just bad business to bring a series back from the dead, make it multiplat, make it very successful, and then go back to exclusivity.
True but sony having the insane trilogy did ablsoute wonders in bringing back the crash fans to playstation. Its probably why they made that one timed. That was the one to get for the return of El Crash Bandicoot. They probably don't need to make another timed deal. The hard core crash fans bought ps4s already so its not usefull to make CTR timed.
 
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