Gamers got a serious case of nostalgia once Vicarious Visions finally launched the remaster of the first three Crash Bandicoot games. As expected, the title did well in terms of sales and despite the simple and outdated gameplay, fans are still loving the remastered collection. Still, it’s rather surprising that the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy has become one of the biggest single-platform launch of this year.
Eurogamer reports that the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is the biggest-single platform launch for 2017. Aside from that, the remastered collection of the three Crash Bandicoot games is second in line when it comes to multiplatform releases. The game taking the top spot on biggest multiplatform releases is Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.
The collection even managed to outperform Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn, which itself was an amazing title. However, the game launched closely to Zelda Breath of the Wild, so it didn’t get the exposure it deserved. Despite this, the game was still well-received.
The success of the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy could be attributed to nostalgia while Horizon Zero Dawn is a new IP. Seeing as the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is already a success, there’s a good chance we might be seeing more remasters in the future.
The developer said that more remasters will come depending on how the collection does. At this rate, Vicarious Visions could already be making plans for the next game. If they do make another remaster, it could be for one of the series’ most popular title, Crash Tag Team Racing.
It’s also possible for a brand new Crash Bandicoot game to be made, as per Activision’s recent statement. “We know there’s a vocal fanbase that wanted that to come back,” Activision CEO Erin Hirshberg said. “But you never know if that is emblematic of a larger audience or just this niche, nostalgia-based community. So far, we are seeing some real passion for it, so that could lead to other things.”