The Crash Bandicoot brand was revived by Toys For Bob studio, and there are plenty of signs that the group will keep working on the venerable intellectual property in the years to come. The studio’s most recent announcement is a direct response to the massive Redmond addition.
Naughty Dog invented the Crash Bandicoot world, but it was handled by many other developers over the years until Activision acquired the rights to it and stored it away for a while.
The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was only possible thanks to Vicarious Visions. However, after working on a number of projects, the studio was taken over by Blizzard, and the IP was given to Toys for Bob, who created Spyro Reignited Trilogy, brought the aforementioned trilogy to the Nintendo Switch, and began a whole new chapter in the adventures of Crash. This group was responsible for making Crash Team Rumble and Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
However, Activision was striving intensively to expand the Call of Duty games, so even developers from Toys for Bob were to contribute by developing individual elements of Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
Can we count on any significant change after the takeover by Microsoft? The creators give us such hope. Just a few weeks ago, Phil Spencer announced that he would like as much creative freedom as possible among the acquired studios – the head of Microsoft Gaming wants developers to develop the productions they want to create, which will affect their quality.
Considering the latest news, one can easily get the impression that Toys for Bob wants to develop games from the Crash Bandicoot series.
As we approach the holidays and look forward to an exciting new chapter with Team @Xbox We wanted to stop and share a moment of gratitude: coming together to celebrate the launch of #CrashTeamRumble earlier this year with our friends at @Activision
As we approach the holidays and look to an exciting new chapter ahead with Team @Xbox, we wanted to pause and share a moment of gratitude: getting together to celebrate the launch of #CrashTeamRumble earlier in the year with our friends @Activision 💜🧡💚 pic.twitter.com/NTSXD9SCiI
— Toys For Bob (@ToysForBob) November 15, 2023
The new chapter seems to be exciting the studio members, as seen by the many comments left beneath the post, which demand that the content from the jam series be included to Xbox Game Pass as soon as possible. There’s still one unanswered question: will Crash Bandicoot 5 be exclusive to Xbox and PC if Toys for Bob produces it?