First of all, this rumor is too good to be true, so let’s be careful and take it, as always, with a grain of salt.
Everything started when an image with the silhouette of Crash Bandicoot appeared in the PlayStation 4 launch trailer. Crash image was, somehow, pointing to a Sony logo and all kinds of rumors began, immediately, to spread on the Internet. Look at the image below.
Activision owns the Intellectual Property of the character. The company stopped making Crash Bandicoot games back in 2008, so it seemed unlikely to see the return of Crash. Until now.
Yesterday, Activision removed all traces of Crash Bandicoot from its official website, and shut down the official Crash Bandicoot website.
When GAF user Shinobi asked Adam Boyes (Sony Computer Entertainment VP of publisher and developer relations) whether Crash Bandicoot on PS4 could be happening, Boyes said “Activision owns the IP, so you should ask them about it…”
David Scammell, from Videogamer.com, did that and he reported this on Twitter “Earlier today I asked Activision whether it still held the rights to the Crash Bandicoot license. Answer: ‘No comment.’”
@shinobi602 Activision owns the IP, so you should ask them about it…
— Adam Boyes (@amboyes) noviembre 22, 2013
Earlier today I asked Activision whether it still held the rights to the Crash Bandicoot license. Answer: “No comment.”
— David Scammell (@VG_Dave) noviembre 22, 2013
Would you like to see a Crash Bandicoot game on PS4 developed by Naughty Dog?