'Crash Bandicoot' Release Date, News & Update: Revival in the Works? NECA Teases Possibility [Rumors]
"Crash Bandicoot" turns 20 this year and according to a report by Game Rant, an interview with NECA Toy's director of product development Randy Falk reveals that Sony might be reviving the game series.
"Finally, we've been able to get back in with Sony," said Falk. "Looking at some of their other titles, I see they're bringing Crash Bandicoot back, which is really cool."
Falk referenced the game after mentioning that they're making new toys for the "Uncharted" and "God of War" series.
"On the modern gaming front, we're going strong. We've got a lot of cool stuff going on with Sony. So we have Ultimate Kratos from God of War III that's about to hit retail," Falk said in an interview with Pixel Dan. "We have Uncharted 4 Nathan Drake, which comes out in May. And then LittleBigPlanet is doing really well, so we have some more of those here on display, too."
Watch the interview below:
However, according to Game Spot, a NECA representative cleared Falk's statement and said that it was a misunderstanding and they are not in fact making new figures from "Crash Bandicoot."
"It's not the case," the rep told the website. "Someone has misunderstood a comment he made. Randy saw a faked fan-made image right before he came to the show and said that if the game were coming back, we'd love to do figures."
It's not hard to believe that Crash is making a comeback as according to the website, PlayStation Middle East posted a photo of Crash captioned with "Most wanted person... where are you Crash?"
أكثر شخص مطلوب... أين أنت يا كراش؟ pic.twitter.com/aj85Ap018v
— PlayStation Mid East (@PlayStation_ME) February 6, 2016
However, according to Sony president Andrew House in 2014, a reboot is possible. When asked if a revival on the game or "Spyro the Dragon" is possible in the future, House revealed that the possibility is not ruled out.
"In concept, it is something we've been thinking about and discussing, and this is a shift for us," he said in an interview with Telegraph. "We've started to say that maybe there isn't anything wrong with going back and looking at characters that people still talk about, that were a big part of either their childhood or their youth. I definitely wouldn't close the door on that."
According to IGN, "Crash Bandicoot" was first released in 1996. After the first game, there were three more before the franchise was bought by Activision in the 2000s. Activision holds the right to the game but a revival is possible if the company works together with Sony.