Last week we saw reports that Activision had practically erased all trace of the Crash Bandicoot series from it’s website and that Sony, the original publisher of the series, had acquired the IP. In a statement to Game Informer Activision have confirmed that they still own the IP and are working on ways to reignite the Crash Bandicoot Flame.
Developed by The Last of Us developers, Naughty Dog, Crash Bandicoot was a hilariously brilliant platforming title which surrounded Crash, a Bandicoot, bundling through the fictitious Wumpa Islands in an effort to save his girlfriend. The first title in the series, Crash Bandicoot, was released as a PlayStation exclusive in 1996.
With recent rumours of the franchises website and listings going missing and reports that Sony had purchased the IP, Game Informer contacted Activision for a statement. They replied with:
“Activision owns Crash Bandicoot and we continue to explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life,”
I’m not really sure how to take this news, it’s great that Activision haven’t sold the IP, but at the same time it doesn’t actually mean anything. I’d rather Sony had bought the IP so at least someone’s doing something with the franchise. Instead Activision will ‘continue’ to do nothing..