It has been a while since we've seen Crash Bandicoot . But the once revered franchise isn't dead; it might still return.
Recent rumors have stated that Activision may have sold the IP to Sony, especially after the publisher erased any mention of the series on its site. But as an Activision representative told Game Informer , Crash Bandicoot is still in the company's possession:
"Activision owns Crash Bandicoot and we continue to explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life."
There have been a few spin-offs of the classic platforming franchise, but many fans of the original games don't care about more spin-offs: They want a true-blue sequel that feels like the old titles with a next-gen gloss. Maybe Activision can get a developer to take on the project, but remember that this is a publisher that has to be fairly convinced of a game's potential success before taking the plunge.
They always say they're "risk-takers" in the industry, which I personally find to be one of the most comical statements ever .