Rumor: Sony Buying Crash Bandicoot IP from Activision

November 22, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

According to CVG Sony is acquiring the rights to Crash Bandicoot from Activision. Crash Bandicoot became the official mascot of the first Sony PlayStation console and was a popular franchise for many years until it was sold as part of a deal with Vivendi.

A thread on Reddit noted that Activision took down the official Crash Bandicoot website this week and removed all references to Crash Bandicoot from its web properties. Further evidence suggesting Sony intends to reboot the series on PlayStation is the Crash Bandicoot Easter Egg spotted in the recent PS4 launch trailer. Approached for comment, one Sony official told Twitter users to direct questions about the series to Activision.

Originally created by Naughty Dog for Sony, Crash Bandicoot was a hit series on the original PlayStation console. The last console-based Crash Bandicoot game was Activision's Crash: Mind Over Mutant, which launched on PS2, Xbox 360 and Wii in 2008.

We'll have more on this story as it develops, but I don't think anyone would object to a new game in the series if it was returned to the care of Naughty Dog...

Source: CVG


Comments

Re: Rumor: Sony Buying Crash Bandicoot IP from Activision

I hope this is true. Activsion have no interest in Crash Bandicoot and it would be great if Sony let Naughty Dog have a crack at doing a Crash Bandicoot game again!

Re: Rumor: Sony Buying Crash Bandicoot IP from Activision

Exactly what I was thinking. Would bet Naughty Dog is itching to get their boy back.

Re: Rumor: Sony Buying Crash Bandicoot IP from Activision

Agreed. While I haven't been a console gamer in years, Crash Bandicoot was/is one of my favorites from my years with the PSX. The first 3 games had excellent platforming and design. Although his dance got kind of old after a while.

And CTR, oh god the hours spent on that...

Re: Rumor: Sony Buying Crash Bandicoot IP from Activision

Maybe they'd be willing to sell off Sierra Online too :O

 
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