Rumor: ATVI's 5-year plan for Crash includes N.Sane Trilogy on Switch/PC, New Game in 2019

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Wrestleman, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Crash has been multiplatform for a long time, longer than he was exclusive. The truth is that Crash is an Activision character, not a Sony character.
  2. pswii60

    pswii60 Member

    Ori did very well on XBO.

    When you think about some of the obscure games that have had XBO ports, and how mainstream Crash is, and how Activision likes to port to everything under the sun, the only reason why it wouldn't be coming to XBO is moneyhats.
  3. Jimnymebob

    Jimnymebob Member

    Vicarious Visions made some of the best post Naughty Dog Crash games, so I honestly think they'd be my first choice after Naughty Dog for a proper Crash 4.
  4. fantomena

    fantomena Member

    The Spenderbox 180.
  5. louisacommie

    louisacommie Member

    New platformer 2019, racing game 2020
  6. FelipeMGM

    FelipeMGM #Skate4 Moderator

    I would double dip on Switch easily

    No XB1 mention is weird though, I see no reason for why it wouldn't be released there as it totally should
  7. Wrestleman

    Wrestleman Member Original Poster

    I can't lie... I'm out here about to...

    T R I P L E

    D I P

  8. Zebei

    Zebei Member

    Give it to me.

    The world needs more crash, and I need Crash on Switch so I can play the damn thing. If Crash can come back to the level he one was (doubtful) it would be glorious.
  9. DynamiteCop!

    DynamiteCop! Banned Member

    As I said previously this is information coming from a European merchandising company and not Activision, also North America is a very different story.
  10. TheDinoman

    TheDinoman Member

    One could argue that the Xbox audience doesn't really seem to care much for family-friendly platforming mascots. I'd imagine that's probably the reason Microsoft is hesitant on greenlighting a new Banjo-Kazooie game.

    Nintendo's consoles/audience on the other hand, have always been welcoming for such kind of games. I'd call it "The Sonic Effect".
  11. Joezie

    Joezie Member

    Ready my mind. The humor was cheesy but loveable and the acapella soundtrack by Spiralmouth was God Tier.
  12. The real question is, what direction do they take the franchise and who do they let develop the games. It'll be interesting, to say the least.
  13. KonFot

    KonFot Member

    I'll buy each and every one of them. Plus the Switch and PC versions. Everything.
  14. cw_sasuke

    cw_sasuke Member

    They probably have data on how plattformers perform on Xbox and would on Switch.

    It probably would stay console-exclusive on PS4 if the Switch hasnt been such a breakout success.
  15. BlandrewYT

    BlandrewYT Member

    People are really surprised that Crash would come to Switch over XBOX ONE? After Playstation, a Nintendo platform would probably be the next smartest platform for the series sales wise.
  16. Bring Crash 4 to PS4 for $40 In 2019, make CTR again and Spyro Trilogy and you’re set.
  17. Cyanity

    Cyanity Member

    Yes, please for the love of all that is good in this world, keep making more crash games.

    Spyro when though?
  18. Kolx

    Kolx Member

    Yeah but the franchise was at its peak when ND were developing it both commercially and critically and it's why it's still remembered to this day. There's a reason Acti picked the first 3 games to remake instead of any of the mostly junk shit they released after that. Crash has always been associated with Playstation in the mainstream and will remain so unless Acti do the unexpected and release a ground breaking crash game.
    You have to be joking to believe companies are actually this friendly to each other.
  19. Zaptroxix

    Zaptroxix Member

    I'm right here waiting for that CTR Remastered
  20. Inuhanyou

    Inuhanyou Member

    to be clear i dont think VV's post ND games were "bad" per se, but i dont think they are up to the challenge of taking ND's base and expanding on it. Especially considering their...later art and design choices for later games being very far removed from the original game concepts
  21. ReginOfFire

    ReginOfFire Member

    Your right sorry about that meant remake
  22. Jacob LeBeau

    Jacob LeBeau Member

    Why you always negative.
  23. Zalman

    Zalman Member

    I'm optimistic about the future of this series, personally. I think VV understand the franchise well and got what it takes to move it forward.
  24. Yukinari

    Yukinari Member

    So if its CTR getting a remake does that mean it will be PS4 only? Sony still owns the rights to that.

    Id be down for a finished version of Twinsanity. With all the cut content.
  25. Phendrift

    Phendrift Member

    Because it’ll likely sell better on Switch
  26. doragon

    doragon Member

    I have so little faith in their capacity to do a minimally good job. Please prove me wrong...
  27. Benji

    Benji US Sales Insider Member

    CTR Remaster and Spyro Trilogy as well please and thank you
  28. Scotia

    Scotia Member

    Great news. N.Sane Trilogy was a great remake and I have huge faith in VV to make a great new Crash game
  29. Stygr

    Stygr Member

    Activision owns the IP, end of the story, Sony moneyhatted the exclusivity and nothing else, do you think Activision Blizzards needs Sony approval to make games? lol
    And, Sony never owned the IP, never, it was all in Universal hands.
  30. Kolx

    Kolx Member

    Because you're asking me to believe two companies competing are going to give each other titles even tho they can prevent it. Why don't Sony and Nintendo release every exclusive they have while at it if they're friendly enough to give multi-million selling game?
    Ori sold well and crash is a big name to justify a port. The game didn't come to Xbox yet because of the deal not because Acti just decided to ignore Xbox when it comes to releasing a game lie Crash. If Japanese games can sell well on Xbox you can bet freaking Crash would sell as well.

    Debatable but better doesn't mean the other won't sell.
  31. Hope

    Hope Member

    How did the non ps1 games perform saleswise?
  32. Wrestleman

    Wrestleman Member Original Poster

    They don't own the rights to that any more than they do to 1-Warped. It's a point of confusion because CTR was licensed to them and not funded by Universal Interactive, but UIS still very much owned the trademarks for CTR.
  33. Kouriozan

    Kouriozan Member

    Man, we got so much rumor about that Switch version, still hard to believe it might be true.
  34. sfortunato

    sfortunato Member

    The first game on ps2 was one of the best selling game in UK.
  35. Wrestleman

    Wrestleman Member Original Poster

    Variously. Some not so well, others extremely well. Titans sold 1M+. Mind Over Mutant likely did as well, especially LTD. Those two are the most "hated" ones if that gives you any indication.
  36. Sandfox

    Sandfox Member

    I would rebuy the trilogy for Switch.
  37. Nemesis162

    Nemesis162 Member

    Crash coming to Switch is a no-brainer decision considering that the users that buy Nintendo consoles love platforms. Activision is being intelligent if this confirms to be true.
  38. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud Member

    If you had to choose Xbox or Switch it’s a no brainer for Activision.
  39. black070

    black070 Member

    I can believe all of this + it coming to Xbox One too.
  40. Zalman

    Zalman Member

    Assuming it's true, I wonder when the port announcements will happen. If Sony had one year of exclusivity they could release it this summer.
  41. Maxrunner

    Maxrunner Member

    Why not?
  42. First time the original trilogy would land on a Nintendo system.
    Not too interested in it myself, always thought these games were kind of bad. But I’m sure there’s an audience for it.
    I could’ve sworn we knew it was times exclusive for a year?
  43. Wrestleman

    Wrestleman Member Original Poster

    Acti earnings call in 4 days, could be a footnote there followed by PR in the afternoon.
  44. Kneefoil

    Kneefoil Member

    There's a difference between "a huge part" and "the only reason". Nostalgia can also translate to a positive reaction, although not for 4 million's worth.
  45. Zalman

    Zalman Member

    That makes sense. We'll see.
  46. Wrestleman

    Wrestleman Member Original Poster

    Sorry, I'm just used to people making the implication.
  47. Oregano

    Oregano Member

    The important question:

    Will the Switch version have Funky Mode?
  48. Mory Dunz

    Mory Dunz Member

    why does it have to be one?

    It'd be weird if it didn't come to xbox
  49. AHA-Lambda

    AHA-Lambda Member

    what utter insanity is this? Yes have ATVI curtail their revenue, and lessen the amount of people who can enjoy the game because.... vague brand emotion? I can't...
  50. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud Member

    I’m just going by the rumor. If the rumor is true then Activision decided not to bring it to Xbox.