According to Randy Falk, director of product development at the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), a company that works with Sony on creating figurines of their video game characters, Sony is working on bringing back Crash Bandicoot.
In a YouTube video from Pixel Dan which was originally discovered by NeoGaf (and thanks for Getmatsu for scooping that up), Falk talks about various figurines that his company is working on for Sony. Apparently, he was able to get a look at some of the game titles they were working on and may have let the cat of the bag that one of the titles he saw was indeed some kind of new game for the iconic 90s platforming star, Crash Bandicoot.
First Falk describes a Kratos figurine they worked on, and then mentions Crash Bandicoot: “Yeah, that’s one we wanted to do way back when [Kratos], and finally, we’ve been able to get back in with Sony and get some of that stuff out. And looking at some of their other titles, I see they’re bringing Crash Bandicoot back, which is really cool. There’s some great stuff there.” said Falk.
Between this, and all that Project Dream excitement, it would seem like the 90s is roaring back with a vengeance. However, before we go crazy, let’s keep in mind that Falk COULD just be referring to the rumors that have circulated around the last few years. Maybe Falk is just very hopeful that all the rumors are true, and has made the assumption that Crash Bandicoot is being revived.
Still though, there are A LOT of breadcrumbs that have been leading to a grandiose Crash Bandicoot revival this generation and you wouldn’t be crazy if you believed them. Still, who would be taking point on this; Activision, whom last we checked still owned the Crash Bandicoot IP? Or will Sony take back over somehow? Until something is officially confirmed, we’ll have to wait and see.