Activision Blizzard's remaster fountain has been injected with the vigorous success of both Crash N.Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Nostalgia sells and it the company will not let that opportunity slip away without more profits.
Activision loves money. They love it so much they are selling red dots and smileys in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 so when something becomes really profitable, you can be one hundred per cent sure we will get more of it.
Thankfully, nostalgia sells and this happens to be good occasionally as the success of Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy remasters made the company decide to dive deeper into potential remasters of loved franchises.
Rob Kostich, Activision's general manager and vice president of Call of Duty, told investors recently that the remasters were major successes and they are "having a big impact on [Activision's] bottom line]" which reaffirmed "the enduring nature of these franchises". Normally, this would be a good indicator on its own but there is more.
Kostich continued by stating there are more IPs in Activision's library that the fans would love to experience again, hinting they should stay tuned for future announcements. These may not even be pure remasters though and something along the lines of Capcom's Resident Evil 2 Remake is possible as well as sequels. The VP stated that "there are also a lot of opportunities now to innovate and think about totally new content within these IPs".
Now, as we all know and as we previously stated, nostalgia sells and polished remasters of beloved games are bound to do well but it remains to be seen whether new instalments in those franchises will be welcome additions.
On the other hand, people are enjoying gaming on the go with Switch now more than ever and it's not excluded that platformers with beloved characters will find a lot of success there.