Activision is tapping into nostalgia with the relaunch of Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy. Recently, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg reveals that more beloved titles might follow the anthropomorphic bandicoot into the market.
Money In Nostalgia
In the recent financial report, Activision discussed how the remake of Crash Bandicoot, a video game series that ran from 1996 to 2010, has exceeded expectations in a big fashion. The game had topped every single video game charts when it came out last month. In fact, ComicBook.com reported that the remake became the top-selling game worldwide in June thanks to its popularity in the U.K. and Australia. It also became the top-selling game in July via PS4 downloads.
Unsurprisingly, the runaway success of the N.Sane Trilogy has opened doors for the remake of more beloved titles for the modern gaming console. At the investor’s call, Hirshberg shared that the company is looking into their own trove of games to remake.
“So this is a strategy that clearly has our attention, and while there are no new announcements today, I think you can be confident there will be more activity like this in the future with more great IP,” he stated. He did not specify which games are next to be relaunched, but one that fans have always wanted is Spyro the Dragon.
Will A Spyro Remake Happen
Spyro the Dragon, a game developed by Insomniac Games launched in 1998. In fact, gamers have found that Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy has a secret short demo for Spyro.
This is not a confirmation that a remastered Spyro game is in development. Neither Activision nor Insomniac has spoken about the possibility of seeing the game re-enter the market in the future.
However, thanks to Crash, it seems likely that Spyro will also get the same treatment. After all, as Game Rant pointed out, Activision is in a good working relationship with Sony. Meanwhile, Insomniac is currently working on a new Spider-Man game for the PS4. A Spyro the Dagon trilogy may already be in the way. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is now available for purchase. The game is exclusive for the PS4.