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

Oct 27, 2017
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Hmmmm. I own and love my Switch, but I feel half the nostalgia for the Crash remaster was that he was synonymous with the PlayStation brand and people were happy to see him back where he belongs. Releasing a new game as multiplat removes the feeling that he's part of the PlayStation family. I think Activision should keep him exclusive even without any Sony deal. It weakens the brand
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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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If this is true, do platformers not tend to sell well on Xbone? Could be a reason why it’s not coming to Xbox
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.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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more crash to more people? Porting to Switch and PC, sounds nice, but i question vicarious visions on developing anything but naughty dog's core titles, so i am iffy about a new game. And Sony would have exclusive rights to Kart Racing. So....who knows how it might go
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.
 

FelipeMGM

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Oct 25, 2017
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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
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 

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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
As I said previously this is information coming from a European merchandising company and not Activision, also North America is a very different story.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'll legit be surprised if it comes to Switch and PC but not Xbox.
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".
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Because it doesn't make any sense. Why develop for Switch and not XOne?
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.
 
Nov 27, 2017
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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.
 

Kolx

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Oct 25, 2017
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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.
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.
Well, I don't believe that Nintendo and Sony are rivals. In fact, LBP (A sony ip) was originally gonna have a Mario costume
https://www.engadget.com/2007/05/18/lbp-taunts-us-with-mario-sack-boy-concept-art/
You have to be joking to believe companies are actually this friendly to each other.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
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
 

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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 company are actually this friendly to each other.
Why you always negative.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Because Sony ALLOWED activision to make the remake
LMAO
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.
 

Kolx

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Why you always negative.
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?
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.
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.

Because it’ll likely sell better on Switch
Debatable but better doesn't mean the other won't sell.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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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.
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.
 
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Wrestleman
Oct 25, 2017
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How did the non ps1 games perform saleswise?
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.
 

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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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I think 4+ million sales is a little bit more than a nostalgia-based success. Word of mouth was good, reviews were good.
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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Hmmmm. I own and love my Switch, but I feel half the nostalgia for the Crash remaster was that he was synonymous with the PlayStation brand and people were happy to see him back where he belongs. Releasing a new game as multiplat removes the feeling that he's part of the PlayStation family. I think Activision should keep him exclusive even without any Sony deal. It weakens the brand
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...