In its quarterly financial Q&A, Activision confirmed it is pursuing additional remastered versions of classic games. After reporting that it had "seen great results" from the remastered versions of both Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, Activision confirmed that more remasters are on the way. Rober Kostich, president at Activision, told fans to "stay tuned for future announcements" for remasters of other popular Activision-owned franchises.
The successes that Activision is referring to are the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The two trilogies were remastered by Vicarious Visions and Toys for Bob, two veteran studios that previously worked on the Skylanders franchise. A third game, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, has since been released.
Following the success of the remasters, Activision has also dedicated itself to revisiting the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro franchises. While no sequels have yet been announced, both Vicarious Visions and Toys for Bob do not have any projects in the works. Of course, these studios could also be working on other, new remasters as well.
As for what classic Activision games could be remastered, there's a big library of classic games to choose from. '80s classics include the Pitfall, Zork, and River Raid franchises, while the '90s had Vigilante 8 and Dark Reign. Then there are the licensed titles that many video game fans would love to see remastered including Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, X-Men: Mutant Academy, X-Men Legends, and even Guitar Hero.
At its current pace, Activision's partners are putting out one remaster or remake per year. That hopefully means that Activision is planning to release its next project in 2020, since it has already released Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled in 2019. While many gaming fans may roll their eyes at the idea of more remasters and remakes, Activision deserves a lot of credit for the quality of both the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro trilogies. Hopefully ,that dedication to quality continues forward into the years to come.