Naughty Dog got its accolade with Crash Team Racing, a marvelous arcade game inspired on Mario Kart, but with its own identity. After that game, the Crash Bandicoot license was bought by Universal and the franchise performed forgettable titles after the Naughty Dog ones.
Apparently one spiritual successor of Crash Team Racing was under development in 2010. This leaked video proves it:
It seemed enjoyable, not a masterpiece, but it could have been a decent product.
Thanks, Crash Mania.