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As Crash surpasses Activision’s expectations, calls for Spyro remaster grow

by Ron Duwell | August 7, 2017August 7, 2017 1:00 pm PDT

Activision has commented on the success of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, stating that its success is far greater than they ever foresaw. During the company’s earnings call, CEO Eric Hirshberg pointed to the game as a huge money maker and piled on the praise.

… we had no idea – it’s hard to tell whether that’s a vocal minority or whether that’s a real mass audience until you put something out there. And Crash has surpassed all of our expectations by a pretty wide margin

The game has dominated the U.K. Sales charts and turned up big in the June NPD list in North America. Of course, gamers have taken the opportunity to drop the biggest “We told you so” of all time into Activision’s lap, and Hirshberg stated that this is a strategy that Activision will continue to pursue.

So this is a strategy that clearly has our attention, and while there are no new announcements today, I think you can be confident that there will be more activity like this in the future with more great IP.

And he immediately turned the speech to Skylanders on smartphones… great.

Or… you know… how about Spyro?

Skylanders on mobile is about as exciting to me as another kidney stone. Instead, how about Activision turn to the mascot that it used to hype its toy-game money maker and subsequently threw under the bus once Skylanders became an annual fixture? Spyro the Dragon was bought out alongside Crash Bandicoot way back in the day, and while he hasn’t been neglected nearly as long as Crash, he’s probably just as much of a nostalgic favorite to the PlayStation crowd.

Although, I’m totally willing to admit that all of this Crash Bandicoot love has left me feeling left out. I have nothing but happy memories with the original three Spyro the Dragon games, so I want my nostalgia fix too!

I’m not the only one either. Reddit and the other usual stomping grounds are now singing to the tune of Spyro the same way that Crash fans were doing for so many years. They’re probably just a vocal minority though…

… oh wait.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...