Currently playing through DKC Tropical Freeze and it's like a love letter to the original DKC games. I'd want something similar done to Crash. Retain the style of gameplay it's had in the OT with enhancements here and there taking advantage of the extra power/features of the console.
Doing it in that style will also mean that the game wouldn't require a huge budget, which means less risk, and less requirements for it to be a success.
Remember, it's the Bandicoots 20th Anniversary this year also, so I think it would be a mistake to leave any announcement towards the end of the year.. So I'd hope for sooner rather than later...
Announce at e3, the original trilogy and/or some PS2 games being up ported with trophies to the PS4, some of them available now... Then announce new game due in April 2017, around the same time that Ratchet released this year
If Crash does come back it's probably going to be a digital re-release of the first game with the possibility of a new game. Activision still owns the rights and they're not going to give it up just so someone else can make a bunch of money on the IP.
There is nothing outdated about 3d platforming.
I wanted to wait for a price drop, but I guess im gonna play it day 1 now.
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It seems that Naughty Dog went above and beyond it on these levels as they're basically recreated from the ground up, while still retaining the retro style graphics and game play. But animations, jumps etc are slightly changed. Still, it really doesn't appear if it's just an emulated game, which leads even more credence to ITS HAPPENING, as they actually had to spend time developing this nice treat
I think it's kind of strange that of the major PS2-era platformers, this one was probably the least discussed until the Rachet & Clank remake came out.
I totally had a lot of fun with this game, but I don't see how a new game in the series would grab my attention. R&C is perfect for this gen because it has great characters and setting for a modern video game. I prefer a Sly or Jak remake to this, but to each their own.
It's a lot more complicated to put an emulated game into another game than to remake some stuff, especially when you don't need to spend a lot of time on it.
So how did they use crash bandicoot with out any references to activation in the credits. It doesnt make sense they couldn't do that if they didn't own him.