Activision has finally responded to the fans request, which is why Crash Bandicoot is back with N. Sane Trilogy, remastered collection of original titles. But what’s next for the popular character? Eric Hirshberg, the General Director of Activision Publishing, talked about it.
During an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Hirshberg said that Activision is experimenting with the franchise right now. However, they first have to see how the title unfolds, because they are not sure if there is a massive market for Crash Bandicoot or if the game only appeals to fans of yesteryear.
“We are experimenting with Crash. We know there’s a vocal fanbase that wanted that to come back. But you never know if that is emblematic of a larger audience or just this niche, nostalgia-based community,” he said. “So far, we are seeing some real passion for it, so that could lead to other things.”
“Of course, we are always trying to find the next big thing. But our first priority is to make sure we are servicing the communities that we are already lucky enough to have,” he added.
For now, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has received a warm welcome from players and critics. In addition, in its launch week, it was the best-selling title in the United Kingdom, although it is necessary to know its performance in other markets. If this continues, it is very likely that we will see Crash in a new title.