Naughty Dog: Crash Bandicoot Isn't Dead
A new Crash Bandicoot? Don't rule it out!
Developer Naughty Dog has indeed moved on to bigger and better things since the early says of PlayStation, when Crash was one of their claims to fame. The other was the esteemed Jak & Daxter series.
But of course, those aren't even remotely similar to the Uncharted and The Last Of Us franchises, so some might assume that the team would never go back to the good ol' days. Well, don't be too hasty. During a recent IGN interview with Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer, we find that Crash Bandicoot hasn't disappeared from memory:
"It's never off the table. It's not too much time passing, but it's the same issues we explored with the Jak game: Is it something that makes sense to us now? I mean, we still have people that worked on the Crash games in the studio. We never forget our past and it'd be great for nostalgic reasons. It'd be the same reason as why there isn't a Jak 4: I don't know if it's playing to our strengths right now."
Do you want to see another Crash? Granted, platformers aren't what they once were, and it'd be difficult to produce a truly blockbuster game that qualifies as a strict platformer. But if anyone can do it, it's Naughty Dog, right?
7/22/2014 9:59:39 PM John Shepard