It's been about time Crash Bandicoot swapped its PlayStation 4 exclusive waters and dipped its feet into some real gaming equipment, like the PC. Oh yeah, it's also coming out for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is developed by Vicarious Visions and you may recall it launching on PlayStation 4 in June 2017 to great acclaim but it's time to replace those exclusive waters for some big bucks.
It was Nintendo who broke news of the beloved marsupial coming to their Switch platform, with Activision quickly following up with the news it's actually coming to PC and Xbox as well.
Get ready to make history, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy comes to new platforms on July 10th! pic.twitter.com/wkzULZxToi— Crash Bandicoot (@CrashBandicoot) March 8, 2018
In case you're not familiar with the series, Crash Bandicoot has been a name that guaranteed fun on PlayStation consoles and the franchise moved as much as 50 million copies in between 18 titles contained therein. I'd personally like to highlight Crash Team Racing, which is hands down one of the best friend-losing experiences you can treat yourself to in life, period.
N. Sane Trilogy is actually a bundle containing three titles initially developed by Naughty Dog - Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. The trilogy garnered pretty great reviews, despite being a remaster.
Moreover, the "new" Crash Bandicoot managed to break 2.5 million copies sold by September 2017, a no small feat and further higlights the popularity of the franchise for all ye PlayStation 45 faithful.
There have been rumours of a new Crash Bandicoot title in 2019 as well, although we wouldn't really be counting on it any time soon, especially with remasters raking in so much money and realistically not requiring as much development time.
To be fair though, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy's multi-platform launch no longer qualifies it as the despicable type of remasters we tend to see, so I think it's safe to say welcome Crash. Better late than never.