Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled announced! (June 21, 2019. PS4/XB1/Switch)

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I think that's stupid. If a game which I worked on almost 20 years ago got re-released with enhancements and for all platforms, I would be happy and proud because more people would enjoy it.
The console biases don't just affect consumers. I see a lot of it in the industry too.

PC elitism is probably the most common, but I've certainly heard people talk about how they resent working on the platform that they're making a game for.

Ultimately, platforms to release a game onto is a top-down decision that not everyone will be on board with.

I can see why seeing Crash on other platforms feels unusual. A lot of people saw Crash as the Playstation mascot. It's perhaps a little different than say, having a typical exclusive. They likely like the Playstation brand quite a bit, and feel as though they're losing part of that by having the exclusive series move to other platforms.
 

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I wonder if Switch version gonna support single joycon support.If it does gonna have double dip with PS4 version(of course gonna be best version with biggest community) and switch for lolz and local coop
 
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I wonder if Switch version gonna support single joycon support.If it does gonna have double dip with PS4 version(of course gonna be best version with biggest community) and switch for lolz and local coop
The community on PlayStation is definitely where it will be most popular. Just look at the speed running community. Most of it is on PlayStation because that’s where they spent months grinding for better times.
 
Nov 17, 2017
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This has to be 60 fps on Switch. It just has to be. If it isn't then MK8D is going to wipe the floor with it. I'll buy on Switch if it's 60 fps. My GF and I are insanely excited for it but I'll be buying on PS4 if it's 30 on Switch.
It's very possible (likely, even) that it won't be 60 fps even on the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I thought about this along with Mario for the Switch version and Banjo for the Xbox version, but it could hinder crossplay being potentially supported and that's why I said third party characters.

Unless they could be added but they're prohibited from online play if crossplay is enabled by the user.
And Banjo for Xbox version, shit why not?
Wow. Banjo and Mario would be great. I honestly didn’t think of that but yea, that would be dope. A big reason I wanted Jak and Daxter tho is because they are ND made characters, so it would be pretty cool to see them in a “old” Naughtydog game :).

As for Mario/Banjo/Jak inhibited crossplay, that’s a good point. Maybe they could do something like what Rocket League does and change Banjo/Mario to a generic racer/kart driver depending on what console your on?
 

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I think Spyro is confirmed as playable racer.


Glacier Park is 3rd hub on Crash Team Racing where you fight with Komodo Joe snowy area.
Pretty hyped



this tweet is from before the announcement, i think they just wanted to tease the game (i'm sure the same team runs crash and spyro's twitter accounts). personally i hope he's not in the game.
 

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I thought about this along with Mario for the Switch version and Banjo for the Xbox version, but it could hinder crossplay being potentially supported and that's why I said third party characters.

Unless they could be added but they're prohibited from online play if crossplay is enabled by the user.
Not really.
The Samus, Mario and Luigi car skins in Rocket League are only available on the Switch version and they are replaced by a default one available for all platforms it has cross play with when you’re playing online.

They could theoretically do the same for this game. Make Mario exclusive to Switch version, Banjo to Xbox but replace them by default Crash if you’re racing online against someone using a platform exclusive character.
 

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They are not gonna do neither cross play or platform exclusive skins. Its crash game baby. Also lol at Xbox and Nintendo getting exclusive characters when PS4 has lead marketing
 
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maybe a nintendo direct? crash trilogy was announced for switch in a nintendo direct, then we found out it's also coming to pc/xbo. i think it's likely they'll announce the switch version in the january direct, then announce the pc version at the same time.
I think so, to be honest. Maybe not January but February as late.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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They are not gonna do neither cross play or platform exclusive skins. Its crash game baby. Also lol at Xbox and Nintendo getting exclusive characters when PS4 has lead marketing
Sony has the marketing, I just checked and Xbox hasn’t posted the reveal trailer.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So why exactly are people so against Spyro being in the game? I mean, it's literally just one character, it's not gonna ruin anything. Besides, I feel like if you're into Crash, there's probably like a 90% chance you're into Spyro, too.
 
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If they could get Jak and Daxter as guest characters for the PS4 version that would be amazing :).
Oh god imagine Jak, Daxter, Ratchet and Clank as playable characters. That'd be something.

Edit: Spyro would be cool too for fans of Spyro. I think that's the most likely character to appear in the game anyway.
 
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they may fully own the game, but they still don't own the crash IP, so even if they wanted to put it on ps classic they still needed activision's permission, and now that we know about this remake, it's obvious that activision wouldn't have allowed it.
that's the thing with games with licensed characters in them. even if you fully own the game you're still not allowed to do whatever you want with it. in 20 years if sony wants to do something with the spider man game they made, they would need marvel's permission.


there's this super cringey reaction from a former ND employee.
Thank you for that, and honestly?. I can see where he's coming from, If I remember correctly ND's original reasoning for coming up with Crash in the first place was to create a Playstation mascot. That was their pitch all along, there's the infamous ads with the guy in the Crash suit outside of Nintendo's HQ as proof of that.
 
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so i guess the switch version isn't being done by beenox. they're mentioned by name on the covers of the ps4 and xbo versions, but not the switch one. for the n-sane trilogy it was something similar, vicarious visions' name was on the cover of the ps4/xbo versions but not the switch one because that port was done by toys for bob. i wonder who's doing the switch port?




just teasing the announcement? they're both activision IPs and the social media accounts are most likely run by the same team.
Very possible the Switch version is being done by another dev, which is a tad odd only because Beenox is VERY familiar with Nintendo systems and even did all their Skylanders games only on Nintendo systems (Swap Force Wii and Superchargers Racing on Wii and 3DS).

It's not impossible that Toys For Bob is on it again since they did trilogy on Switch, plus they can reuse their assets from it like character models and whatnot.