For the past two years, Activision and its studios have been hard at work remaking and remastering various vintage games, in particular the original trilogies of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon. However, more Crash and Spyro games may be in the works, along with other vintage game remasters too.
This information comes from a post on Twitter from a user named JUMPBUTTONCB, who leaked a snippet of Activision’s earnings call for this quarter, where the company foresaw a great growth opportunity with remastered franchises.
The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Re-Ignited Trilogy both came from properties that were originally released by Naughty Dog studios, and were some of the most popular games of their era. Both titles also got rave reviews and sold very well when they were released the past two years, so corporate logic would dictate that more Crash and Spyro games could bring in more money.
Activision is so pleased with the results of the two trilogies, along with how well the remake of Crash Team Racing went, that they’re looking to the possibility of new games being created in these same IPs, meaning that we might be seeing a resurgence of new Crash Bandicoot and Spyro games.
There’s also the possibility in the future of more remasters coming. While Crash and Spyro games have had a spotty history outside of their original trilogies, with today’s technology, and enough time and care, both franchises could see formerly ill-regarded games redone to a much better result.
Along with this is the possibility of more of Activision’s old franchises being remastered in the future, though we’d have to wait and see to know exactly what sorts of games will be getting remastered in the future.
Hopefully, whether they’re remasters of other games in the Spyro and Crash universes, or brand new games that could spark a resurgence for both series, more Crash and Spyro games won’t be very far away from an announcement.