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

Oct 28, 2017
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But yeah at this point Activision should really clarify that situation with this collection.
Last year multiple stuff popped up, the devs were always laughing or dancing around the bush when someone asked about a Xbox version. Multiple retailers put up the Xbox version, the official crash site has some hidden buttons for platform selection.
Just like the PUBG situation. Skirting around the exclusivity and creating confusion.
 
Nov 5, 2017
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This looks like the usual unintentional leak from a guy that wasn't aware of what he was allowed to share with the public, I'd say it looks pretty legit.
 
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I don't get people's lack of faith in VV. They've made well-reviewed Crash games before N.Sane Trilogy (with key staff shared between the titles) and then also, there was exactly one piece of 100% original content in N.Sane Trilogy -- a bonus round that was not present in the originals -- and it's one of the best setups in the game. I have plenty of faith in VV to make a new game.
Yeah I agree. I'd love a new Crash game with the type of clever box puzzles in that bonus round. They now have tools at their disposal to make new levels in the classic Crash style. They already remade the old controls. I don't think we'd have to worry about the gameplay diverging too far from what's in N-Sane.
 
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What do you mean what kind of fanboy BS?

It’s a fucking 3D platformer, people who buy Nintendo consoles are likely much more into those than people who buy XBox.

Add to that the already healthy sales of Switch software and I think it’d easily do better.

Not fanboy BS, just common sense.

Common sense about what? Ori is a platformer, Cuphead is a run and gun, people insisted both would tank on Xbox before release and both sold well. How many freaking times people need to be proven wrong to finally drop this bullshit? There's no genre that can't have success in any of the three major platforms, good games sell everywhere
 

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Well, I don't care that much about N.Sane Trilogy (I'd still buy it on Steam at some point though). But I'd pay $60 for a CTR remake on Steam. Even without multiplayer. Heck I'd pay for a simple re-release on Steam.
 
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Common sense about what? Ori is a platformer, Cuphead is a run and gun, people insisted both would tank on Xbox before release and both sold well. How many freaking times people need to be proven wrong to finally drop this bullshit? There's no genre that can't have success in any of the three major platforms, good games sell everywhere
I never said it’d perform poorly on Xbox, just that it’d probably perform better on Switch.
 

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Common sense about what? Ori is a platformer, Cuphead is a run and gun, people insisted both would tank on Xbox before release and both sold well. How many freaking times people need to be proven wrong to finally drop this bullshit? There's no genre that can't have success in any of the three major platforms, good games sell everywhere
Thank god. This^^
 
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Common sense about what? Ori is a platformer, Cuphead is a run and gun, people insisted both would tank on Xbox before release and both sold well. How many freaking times people need to be proven wrong to finally drop this bullshit? There's no genre that can't have success in any of the three major platforms, good games sell everywhere
Welcome to the last 25 years of being a Nintendo platform owner.

The feeling that a platform has to earn what should be a no-brainer is so frustrating.
 
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Assuming the developers of N.sane Trilogy are working on Crash 2019, it's my hope that translating the classics to PS4 has been a learning process of what constitutes a good Crash Bandicoot game. If they can make a spiritual sequel of sorts to the originally trilogy, it might be able to wash away the bad taste of every Crash game post-Naughty Dog.
 
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Assuming the developers of N.sane Trilogy are working on Crash 2019, it's my hope that translating the classics to PS4 has been a learning process of what constitutes a good Crash Bandicoot game. If they can make a spiritual sequel of sorts to the originally trilogy, it might be able to wash away the bad taste of every Crash game post-Naughty Dog.
Question is, should they reuse environment themes or make new ones? The ones in WOC were alright, however everything after that are was absolute hot garbage when talking about the clash games. Art style look childish as fuck.
 

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Just like the PUBG situation. Skirting around the exclusivity and creating confusion.
This nonsense really has to stop for the sake of consumers. The communication about some 3rd party (timed) exclusive deals is kindergarten level.

Do your job and be clear about the exclusivity of your product and don't annoy consumers with vague wording.
 

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This nonsense really has to stop for the sake of consumers. The communication about some 3rd party (timed) exclusive deals is kindergarten level.

Do your job and be clear about the exlusivety about your product and don't annoy consumers with vague wording.
So much this.
Im even in the boat and would say tv spots should have some kind of reminder to tell consumers that game x is also available on other platforms.


Why is it wierd? its wierd that Crash is coming to a Nintento console, i think they are testning the water with the switch. Its even more wierd with Crash on Xbox.
Crash bandicoot is on Xbox since Crash Wrath of Cortex... there is nothing weird anymore about Crash being on Xbox. More weird would be a PC version when this franchise never released on PC. Piracy would be a big thing for it on PC.
 
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It doesnt have multiplayer etc. Why spent 40 bucks when you can get it for free?

I dont see a PC release happening. Xbox for sure.

Lets hope this Activision Call on Feb 8 will reveal something
Don't start a "PC gamers pirate everything" discussion please. It's as annoying and wrong as saying people on Xbox just play shooters
 
Switch but not XBO?

I very much doubt it.
I've seen weirder things happen. Viva Pinata had a Nintendo DS game back in the day, and I recall there being a Halo prototype built for the DS too. So Microsoft have a brief history of porting its IP to Nintendo hardware, and Sony are backing Death Stranding, which is coming to PC as well as PS4.

So perhaps Activision is locked into a deal with Sony to prevent Crash from coming to Xbox, but the Switch is considered a neutral ground that can provide extra revenue? Or the Xbox One is considered such a non-player at this point in the industry it's not worth mentioning? Perhaps it's even a sign that Microsoft are rushing to faze out the Xbox One and are putting all their efforts into launching a next gen console?

Of course, chances are that this is most likely a fake. But it's still fun to speculate what this could mean.
 

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I've seen weirder things happen. Viva Pinata had a Nintendo DS game back in the day, and I recall there being a Halo prototype built for the DS too. So Microsoft have a brief history of porting its IP to Nintendo hardware, and Sony are backing Death Stranding, which is coming to PC as well as PS4.

So perhaps Activision is locked into a deal with Sony to prevent Crash from coming to Xbox, but the Switch is considered a neutral ground that can provide extra revenue? Or the Xbox One is considered such a non-player at this point in the industry it's not worth mentioning? Perhaps it's even a sign that Microsoft are rushing to faze out the Xbox One and are putting all their efforts into launching a next gen console?

Of course, chances are that this is most likely a fake. But it's still fun to speculate what this could mean.
Stuff like this gets leaked from toy stuff all the time. Sonic, for example, had a lot of leaks from toy stuff
 

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I've seen weirder things happen. Viva Pinata had a Nintendo DS game back in the day, and I recall there being a Halo prototype built for the DS too. So Microsoft have a brief history of porting its IP to Nintendo hardware, and Sony are backing Death Stranding, which is coming to PC as well as PS4.

So perhaps Activision is locked into a deal with Sony to prevent Crash from coming to Xbox, but the Switch is considered a neutral ground that can provide extra revenue? Or the Xbox One is considered such a non-player at this point in the industry it's not worth mentioning? Perhaps it's even a sign that Microsoft are rushing to faze out the Xbox One and are putting all their efforts into launching a next gen console?

Of course, chances are that this is most likely a fake. But it's still fun to speculate what this could mean.
I dont see Activision skipping a Platform that provides them with a lot of money. And Crash would be another big seller for them even on Xbox.


I agree, just take a look at The Witcher 3 selling only ~7 millions on PC.



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Wow didnt know that witcher is a platformer.
 

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It doesnt have multiplayer etc. Why spent 40 bucks when you can get it for free?

I dont see a PC release happening. Xbox for sure.

Lets hope this Activision Call on Feb 8 will reveal something
I agree, just take a look at The Witcher 3 selling only ~7 millions on PC.



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I'm pretty sure the N.Sane Trilogy isn't getting ported anytime soon, much less to the Switch of all platforms. I mean, look at how Doom ended up looking on the Switch, and that was a 60FPS game on the PS4, whereas Crash is 30FPS. I mean, sure, I could be wrong, but with Sony acting as a producer on the game, I guess it could maybe be on PC someday, but definitely not on Switch/XB1.