Activision is one of the biggest game publishing companies in the game industry with franchises like Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot and more under its belt. Activision recently released Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy which has been tremendously successful and the company intends to remaster more of it older titles.
Speaking during the recent earning call for Activision, CEO Eric Hirshberg revealed that the company is surprised with the success of Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy. He added that the game has surpassed company’s expectations with a wide margin.
We knew that there was a passionate audience out there for Crash–full disclosure, myself among them–but we had no idea… it’s hard to tell if that’s a vocal minority or that’s a real mass audience until you put something out there. Crash has surpassed all of our expectations by a pretty wide margin.
He added that given the success of the remasters such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remaster, the company intends to remaster more of its older titles for the current generation.
This is a strategy that clearly has our attention, and while there are no new announcements today, I think you can be confident there will be more activity like this in the future with more great IP. The other opportunity beyond remasters is to look at some of our classic IP and ask whether or not it can be reborn on a new platform, like what we’re doing with Skylanders on mobile. Our IP library is an asset that, when done right, can be very powerful.
However, according to Activision, they might release more Crash Bandicoot games in the future as there is a lot of passion in the community for the franchise. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is a remaster of first three Crash Bandicoot games, however, Activision has left the door open for more Crash Bandicoot.
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is a compilation of the first three games developed by Vicarious Visions exclusively for PlayStation 4.