Activision's shot callers seem to have liked the popularity Crash Bandicoot's N.Sane Trilogy and Team Racing brought as they are looking to double down on the '90s childhood mascot's success. There just might be a mobile version coming soon.
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy came to us in 2017, followed by Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled in 2019 as they reinvigorated the nostalgia for the late '90s and titles that immersed so many of us further into the world of gaming. Activision certainly spared no time jumping on the nostalgia-train when they saw it worked and now they might be looking to capitalise on it further.
Namely, a Crash Bandicoot mobile game might be in the works as word of it spread on Twitter . The post from Jump Button features several promo images for the apparent game and they don't exactly look pristine. It was the questionable image quality that made some fans question the authenticity of the info, suggesting that this might be a fake ad campaign .
However, the initial tweet with images was then followed by details meant for the store page . There is a lot of emphasis on "jump slide spin and surf" which would normally not be unusual at all for a Crash Bandicoot game but keep in mind this is a mobile title.
Therefore, it is quite possible this will be an auto-runner type of game which may or be bad news for the long time fans. Mentions of "special rewards" appear, although it's only hinted they will be earned through gameplay so far. Then again, advertising microtransactions is not exactly prime PR material when a new game is about to be announced.
As you may have guessed by now, if the game turns out to be real, the developer will be King, the developers of Candy Crush who were acquired by Activision Blizzard in 2016.