Naughty Dog Wanted to Put a Crash Bandicoot Game Inside Uncharted 4

June 22, 2015 Written by Alex Co

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While Naughty Dog is mostly known nowadays for the Uncharted franchise and The Last of Us, the studio originally started its string of hits with former Sony-exclusive platformer, Crash Bandicoot.

Will we see Naughty Dog develop another Crash game anytime soon? With Sony not owning the IP anymore, the chances are very, very slim, but that doesn’t mean Naughty Dog has forgotten about the marsupial. In an interview, Game Director Bruce Straley was asked if he was able to embed a playable retro title into one his games, what would it be. 

And surprise, surprise! Straley admitted that there were “conversations” if it were all possible. And yes, they wanted to include Crash Bandicoot inside Uncharted 4.

Well, there’s actually been a conversation about if it were at all possible—which it’s not, let me emphasize—but we wanted to put a Crash Bandicoot game inside. Not gonna happen, though. Don’t worry. 

Unfortunately, Straley confirms once more that Crash isn’t owned by Sony, so it’s not going to happen.

Yeah. It’s not our title. Sony doesn’t own it, so we don’t have control.

Ah, well, one can dream, right? Which old Naughty Dog franchise would you want the studio to resurrect? Would it be Jak & Daxter or Crash Bandicoot? I personally wouldn’t say no to a new Crash Team Racing; either that or a new Way of the Warrior.

[Source: AV Club via NeoGAF]