It’s hard to imagine now, but back in the 90’s Crash Bandicoot was kind of the unofficial mascot for the original Sony Playstation. He would star in three platform adventure games and even a tremendous kart racer as well. All of which were Playstation exclusives, but as we moved into the era of the Playstation 2, Crash no longer was waving the Playstation flag and he would appear on every gaming console under the sun.
There has been speculation the last couple of weeks that Sony very well may be getting Crash Bandicoot back as an exclusive. While the appeal of Crash Bandicoot may have soured over the last few releases this would be a huge coup for Sony. Activision who currently own the rights to Crash Bandicoot have not released a great game with him for a number of years. Now to be fair not all the Activision Crash Bandicoot games have been terrible, but they later ones lost a great deal of the charm of what made Crash such a great character. Maybe Sony getting the rights back could make Crash relevant in the video game world once again.
Part of what made those early Crash Bandicoot games so great of course was that Naughty Dog were the guys behind the games. Now granted Naughty Dog these days would probably be far too busy working on the next Uncharted game or perhaps even a sequel to The Last Of Us to start from scratch on a brand new Crash Bandicoot adventure, but Sony do have a number of great studios would could be up to the task.
Activision have denied that they are looking to offload Crash Bandicoot, but at this stage do they really need him? The Crash games are not the huge sellers they once were so who knows maybe they would be willing to sell the rights to Sony.
Do you guys think that Sony should try and get crash Bandicoot back as a Playstation exclusive?