Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy had a stellar weekend, becoming the biggest single-platform release of the year in the UK. Crash even beat out one of Sony's big exclusive title of the year, Horizon Zero Dawn. Now according to a new interview, Crash's well-received return could pave the way for more Crash Bandicoot
"We are experimenting with Crash," said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg in a new interview with GamesIndustry.biz. "We know there's a vocal fanbase that wanted that to come back. But you never know if that is emblematic of a larger audience or just this niche, nostalgia-based community."
The news of Crash Bandicoot's success in the UK definitely demonstrates a fervor for the marsupial. Something Hirshberg says could "lead to other things." This is the first time Crash Bandicoot topped the UK sales charts, and is year's biggest launch behind Ghost Recon Wildlands. A pretty good show for a franchise over 20 years old.
Crash Bandicoot received a bunch of multiplatform releases following the end of Vivendi Universal's publishing deal with Sony Computer Entertainment. The reception of those games ranged from good to mixed, but the N.San Trilogy currently sits at a comfortable 81 out of a 100 on Metacritic.
"Of course, we are always trying to find the next big thing," says Hirshberg. "But our first priority is to make sure we are servicing the communities that we are already lucky enough to have."