The three original Crash Bandicoot games have recently been remastered and were released on the Sony PS4 last week in the form of “Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy”. Since the game was announced there have been questions over whether the game would make its way onto Xbox One, or if it would be a PS4 exclusive with the original games being PS1 exclusives and fondly loved PS1 games at that. However, Sony no longer holds the IP for the games so there have been rumours abound as to whether Activision would release the game for the Xbox One or not. Especially with a lot of the promotional artwork for the game not stating “PS4 exclusive” like a majority of exclusive games do.
While no official announcement has been made, the game went up for pre-order on a Hungarian retailer late last week and now, UK retailer Base.com have also put Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy up for pre-order with a release date of December 8th 2017, so just in time for Christmas. It’s not the first time we’ve seen a retailer list a game before being officially announced and it coming to fruition but, as with any news like this, it’s wise to take it with a pinch of salt and with fingers crossed.
If or when it is officially announced, who won’t be able to wait and will play it on PS4, or who will wait for the Xbox One version? As a multi-console gamer with an Xbox preference myself it’s a choice I’ve now to contemplate – if they’d been released at the same time, or even if there was an official announcement before the PS4 release, I would have 100% ordered the Xbox One version but, as an impatient and avid Crash Bandicoot fan I may end up just playing both!