Released on PS4 in June, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has been a chart-topping success. Offering remasters of the iconic platforming games, fans have quickly jumped at the chance to play as the jorts-wearing marsupial once more. But the game’s publisher Activision could soon be set to offer even more fans of the franchise a chance to get their hands on the trilogy.
Rumors have already been swirling that the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy could come to Xbox One, but a recent announcement by Activision has added further heft to that speculation. The publisher took to its official site to detail its Gamescom 2017 plans, promising that the Crash Bandicoot remasters would make an appearance.
Activision explains that the N. Sane Trilogy will be playable during the event, including all 100 levels and the Stormy Ascent DLC. The game will be one of three major Activision titles (including Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WW2) to make an appearance at Gamescom but some fans are convinced that there is more to this than just giving attendees a chance to play the game.
Admittedly, the announcement post doesn’t reference any surprises or hint at any big reveals for the Activision titles. However, in the past few weeks a Crash Bandicoot Xbox store listing has popped up, while the game’s official website has also teased an Xbox One release for the remaster trilogy.
It’s unlikely that this is all one big coincidence and Activision is surely gearing up to make a big reveal. Microsoft is hosting a Gamescom 2017 press conference which does promise some surprises and so if the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is coming to Xbox One, this is probably where it will be confirmed.
With all signs pointing to a major announcement, fans should strap themselves in and get ready for the show. With Crackdown 3 being delayed until 2018, the German games event will be an opportunity for Microsoft to come out strong. The company can establish exactly why people should buy an Xbox One (and an Xbox One X) and highlight the games that its system offers.
Bringing the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy to Xbox One is a relatively big deal, given that it was previously believed to be a PS4 exclusive, but Microsoft will need more than that to convince naysayers. Fingers crossed that the platform holder pulls out all the stops and gives fans a Gamescom event they won’t forget.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is out now on PS4.