Rumors and reports pertaining to Crash Bandicoot keep appearing from time to time but there’s never been an official statement from any of the companies involved. Earlier last week, PlayStation VP of Publisher & Developer Relations, Adam Boyes, responded to a fan on Twitter, reiterating that Activision holds the rights to the franchise but stopped short of confirming or denying ongoing rumors.
SCEE boss, Jim Ryan, has now said that the company is aware of fan demand even though it has “nothing” to update us with at this time. In an interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine UK, he was asked if there was any hope for a revival, to which he said:
Um…we’re certainly aware of the considerable affection—even reverence—in which the mighty Crash is held. But nothing to update at this stage in that area.
So there you have it. This is probably as official a statement as we can get for now. Only time will tell whether Activision and Sony are able to strike a deal for a revival or not.