If a new Crash Bandicoot game were to happen, it would still have to be done through Activision (via VideoGamer). A representative of Sony PlayStation confirmed in a response to a fan on Twitter that the Crash Bandicoot series is still owned and controlled by the game publisher Activision. The tweet was made by VP of Publisher Relations at Sony PlayStation, Adam Boyes, which you can check out below.
This is despite the fact that the classic Sony PlayStation mascot and video game character has a special Easter egg appearance in an upcoming video game due out this week from Naughty Dog. However, despite this, it doesn’t appear a new Crash Bandicoot game is in the works anytime soon.
The last Crash Bandicoot game was Crash Bandicoot Nitro kart 2, which was released in 2010. There have been rumors and teases of a comeback for the Crash Bandicoot franchise for quite some time. For example, last February, PlayStaiton Middle East released a tweet with a wanted poster of Crash. The tweet was translated into English as, “Most wanted person. … Where are you Crash?” You can also check out that tweet below.
Activision has never completely closed the door on a return for Crash, but it appears there’s nothing on the horizon. However, fans definitely seem eager to see a return for everyone’s favorite video game marsupial.
@tulupowdan yes, as I've said before Activision owns the rights to Crash Bandicoot
— Adam Boyes (@amboyes) May 8, 2016
أكثر شخص مطلوب… أين أنت يا كراش؟ pic.twitter.com/aj85Ap018v
— PlayStation Mid East (@PlayStation_ME) February 6, 2016