Sony confirms Crash Bandicoot rights still with Activision

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Sony to announce at E3 an unprecedented partnership with Activision to release exclusively to the PS4 version of Skylanders the CRASH BANDICOOT FIGURE FOR SUPERCHARGERS UNLEASHED AAAAAAAAH LOOK AT HIS COOL VEHICLE
 

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Doesnt mean anything - they could still licence it or co produce the next game. Both companies have been very close with co-marketing deals on Destiny and CoD anyway.
 
Jan 8, 2011
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Well, yeah.

If you check the trademark database, you'll clearly see that Activision still owns the trademark for "Crash Bandicoot." If Sony did make some deal to acquire Crash Bandicoot, it wouldn't make sense for the trademark to be transferred until after it's announced, otherwise it would ruin the surprise. Looking at the European trademark database, it shows that the Gears of War trademark wasn't transferred to Microsoft until February 20, 2014, which is a month after Microsoft announced it had acquired the IP.

The point is, something could be going on with Crash at Sony, and saying Activision "owns the rights" wouldn't actually be a lie, at least right now.

Edit: And honestly, that's the only thing that makes sense given the fact that (spoiler about a big game releasing shortly)
neither Crash or Acti are mentioned in U4's credits
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Jun 30, 2004
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Nothing prevents a collaboration project between Activision and Sony even if the license stays with Activision.
Actually this is the most likely way a new Crash Bandicoot game could happen.
 
Oct 27, 2015
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Like I've already said in a different thread:

Activision, you can keep your next Crash Bandicoot game. That's not was the longtime PS fans want. They want Sony to acquire the IP and THEN maybe a new game.

For fucks sake..... Sony has such a good relationship with Activision right now (see COD and Destiny) and they still can't get the Crash IP. Yeah.... whatever. Crash is dead... as long as it's an Activision IP.
 
Jul 28, 2007
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Doesnt mean anything - they could still licence it or co produce the next game. Both companies have been very close with co-marketing deals on Destiny and CoD anyway.
Just doesn't seem like an Activision thing to do. Also don't know if the potential profit sharing would make it worth the hassle.
 
Apr 28, 2012
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I seriously don't understand this outside of bandwagoning.

Don't get me wrong, as a kid crash bandicoot made me want a Ps1. Crash 1,2,3 were fantastic games and CTR was better than Mario Kart.

Why people want a new crash game is madness to me. All the games after the ND run were absolute garbage. The only thing that even makes remote sense is to remaster 1-3.

A modern day crash game, what would that even be outside of a disappointment? No one is checking for platformers anymore. It's pure nostalgia behind this recent crash obsession on GAF. Feed the nostalgia with the remasters and then throw crash back into IP abyss where he belongs.
 
Oct 5, 2015
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But what is Crash 2016/17 anyway? Crash 1-3 on Unreal 4 or something significantly expanded and different, 'matured', a la Jak and Daxter - risking backlash?

I'm not sure we actually need new Crash.
 
Feb 14, 2015
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SAL WITH THE TRUTH

Well, yeah.

If you check the trademark database, you'll clearly see that Activision still owns the trademark for "Crash Bandicoot." If Sony did make some deal to acquire Crash Bandicoot, it wouldn't make sense for the trademark to be transferred until after it's announced, otherwise it would ruin the surprise. Looking at the European trademark database, it shows that the Gears of War trademark wasn't transferred to Microsoft until February 20, 2014, which is a month after Microsoft announced it had acquired the IP.

The point is, something could be going on with Crash at Sony, and saying Activision "owns the rights" wouldn't actually be a lie, at least right now.
 
Jun 27, 2011
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Like I've already said in a different thread:

Activision, you can keep your next Crash Bandicoot game. That's not was the longtime PS fans want. They want Sony to acquire the IP and THEN maybe a new game.

For fucks sake..... Sony has such a good relationship with Activision right now (see COD and Destiny) and they still can't get the Crash IP. Yeah.... whatever. Crash is dead... as long as it's an Activision IP.
You don't sell your IP just because you have a good relationship with someone. It could still end up being the exact same game regardless of who owns the IP. More important is who will develop it and what kind of game they are making.
 
Dec 15, 2008
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Now Sony has seen the thirst is real, surely there's a real opportunity to create a new mascot and fun, colourful 3D platformer reminiscent of these types of games. It doesn't have to be Crash. And it really shouldn't be more Knack.
 
May 16, 2015
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That doesn't stop them from doing an exclusivity deal or Sony funding the next title. It's not like he outright said that there isn't a Crash game in development.
Sony also still owns Spider-Man and he's part of the MCU now.
 
Jun 18, 2013
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I seriously don't understand this outside of bandwagoning.

Don't get me wrong, as a kid crash bandicoot made me want a Ps1. Crash 1,2,3 were fantastic games and CTR was better than Mario Kart.

Why people want a new crash game is madness to me. All the games after the ND run were absolute garbage. The only thing that even makes remote sense is to remaster 1-3.

A modern day crash game, what would that even be outside of a disappointment? No one is checking for platformers anymore. It's pure nostalgia behind this recent crash obsession on GAF. Feed the nostalgia with the remasters and then throw crash back into IP abyss where he belongs.
But CTR 2 made my ND
a man can dream.
 
Jun 23, 2015
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Oh no. Where will I get my 90's 'tude from now?
Say what you will about "90s attitude" shit -- if you actually played the game you would know that was just the marketing renders, Crash in game is more akin to a goofy puppy than 80s and 90s 'TUDE™ -- but clearly he's still cared about.