Sony's E3 2016 presentation contains a surprise featuring an old friend - the Crash Bandicoot games are getting remastered from the ground up for the PS4.
Crash Bandicoot is a series that many PlayStation fans grew up playing, and functioned a lot like Sony's answer to Super Mario. It should come as no surprise, then, that fans of the Crash Bandicoot series have made Sony very well aware of just how large the demand for new Crash Bandicoot games for the PS4 really is. When news that Crash Bandicoot would feature in Skylanders, however, fans of the series became worried that their favorite Sony animal protagonist would be relegated to a bit-part on the current generation of consoles.
Fans needn't have worried, however. Sony announced during its E3 2016 presentation that the Crash Bandicoot games will be getting a remastered version for the PS4, and it's not just a sampler - Sony has commissioned Crash Bandicoot 1, Crash Bandicoot 2, and Crash Bandicoot Warped to all be remastered and rebuilt from the ground up for the PS4. Clearly, Sony has heard gamer's requests for Crash Bandicoot to return to consoles, and fans of the series will likely be shellshocked that so much Crash is coming in the near future.
Of course, Sony has been teasing Crash Bandicoot's return for a while now, but the hints and references had gone on for so long that many gamers assumed it was just a running joke for Sony's social media departments to toy with the emotions of Crash Bandicoot fans. The news is real, however, and although Sony didn't have any gameplay footage to display, the audience present still responded with exceptional positivity.
While Sony didn't have a new Crash Bandicoot game, this has to be the next best thing. Everything about the announcement smacks of a new-gen market test, and if the new Crash Bandicoot remasters sell well and incite the same sort of passion older gamers have for the Sony mascot in a younger generation, it's likely a new Crash Bandicoot will be coming next.
Crash Bandicoot Remastered will be available exclusively on the PS4. No release date has been announced as of this writing.
Source: Sony E3 Presentation