The PlayStation Faithful have been crying out for Crash to return to Sony's roster of characters for a long time. And with the recent resurgence of mascot platformers, is the time right for the icon to return?
While Activision is idle on any update on the IP, fans have taken it upon themselves to create their own HD rendition of Crash Bandicoot.
Crash's jungle environments certainly lend themselves for a new lick of paint, but will either publisher dedicate the resources for a fully-fledged reboot?
During 2010, no less than three in-development Crash games were cancelled, which hampered any hopes of a console launch at the time. Will this recent misfortune color the opinion of Activision moving forward?
Soon after Naughty Dog was acquired by Sony outright, the IP found new homes at Traveller's Tales and Radical Entertainment, who brought the platforming action to multiple platforms.
Mind you, as the once ironclad brand proliferated, the magic and personality of Crash Bandicoot was soon diluted by numerous mobile spin-offs that brought nothing new to the table.