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Rumor: New Crash Bandicoot Coming in 2019


Jack Gardner

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Crash might be back for another fully fledged video game entry. With the surprise success of the Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, Activision has reportedly set its sights on fully resurrecting the platforming franchise after sensing the pitter-patter of a bandicoot heartbeat. The N. Sane Trilogy could also also be coming to the Switch and PC.

 

Some eagle eyes have spotted the first hints of the new Crash Bandicoot in the Spring 2018 issue of Licensing Source Book Europe. In it, a manager at GB eye named Max Arguile gave a brief statement about the N. Sane Trilogy's surprise success combined with its lack of marketing. He also talked about projects going forward into 2018 - which may or may not have anything to do with Crash Bandicoot. 

 

There's also a widely quoted statement from Arguile attributed to the Licensing Source Book Europe piece, however I couldn't verify the quotation as it has either been pulled from the LSBE or was never there in the first place. In that quote, Arguile allegedly says, "Next year it will be going broader (Switch and PC) and there will be another game in 2019. Activision have a five year plan for this and GB Eye is delighted to be fully on board with all products." Though multiple outlets have reported this quote as being in the LSBE Spring 2018 edition, it does not appear in the currently available online version of the publication.  

 

Undeterred, the internet has been set ablaze with speculation of a new Crash Bandicoot project, something that was alluded to by the remaster's creative director, Dan Tanguay, last year. Tanguay gave an understandably elusive response when asked about a possible future for the series. He said that if the N. Sane Trilogy sold enough that new installments or remasters could be coming.

 

Now that the remaster has sold exceedingly well and someone in a position to know has seemingly verified that Crash is coming back again, people seem pretty excited. Let's see if the rumors turn out to be true!


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