The release date for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on PlayStation 4 is so close that the publisher Activision and developer Vicarious Visions recently put out a launch trailer for the compendium to celebrate its impending availability on the Sony console. Now, though, it looks as if the PS4 may not be the only platform to host the title, as an online retail listing points to the possibility of the trilogy of games coming to the Xbox One later this year.
As seen below in the screenshot of the Hungarian retailer known as SuperGamer, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is being listed as having a release date on Xbox One set for December 8, 2017. However, as can be the case with online stores’ listings, the time projected for the title’s potential availability on the Microsoft system could very well be a placeholder until it’s officially confirmed by Activision that the game will be coming to other platforms.
For those unaware, the original versions of the three titles included in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy had begun as exclusives to Sony, as the games’ initial developer was Naughty Dog. Even the series’ racing iteration remained solely playable on the PlayStation, with Crash Team Racing having also been created strictly for the platform.
Later on down the line, however, the series was handed off to other developers, and after the first four games’ releases, 2001 saw the IP go multi-platform with Traveller’s Tales’ Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex launching not only on PS2, but also later on the Xbox and GameCube systems.
So, should Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy eventually be confirmed by Activision as having an Xbox One release, it wouldn’t be the first time that the character has been seen on hardware other than PlayStation. Even so, Xbox One fans would surely rejoice if the collection of remastered platformers eventually became available for them to play as well.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is officially set to launch on June 30, 2017 for PlayStation 4, with a potential Xbox One release coming later this year if SuperGamer’s listing is to be believed.