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Naughty Dog 'Would Love' to Return to Crash Bandicoot

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Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has admitted that while the studio ‘would love’ to return to the Crash Bandicoot series, it won’t be happening any time soon.

In a recent interview with Spanish gaming magazine Hobby Consolas, Wells was asked about the possibility of one day returning to the series that skyrocketed the Santa Monica-based studio to fame. He said: “In a fantasy world, yes, we’d love to do another Crash Bandicoot, because we enjoyed [developing it on] the PSOne; Crash Team Racing is one of only a few games that I can go back to and play for hours. But in the real world, thinking practically about the resources we have, I don’t see how we can justify putting enough staff into that project.”

Wells’ comments come as a bit of a departure from the stance of long-time Naughty Dog animator Josh Scherr, who last month stated that the studio had moved on since the era of cartoony platformers, and was now focused on telling “more grounded” and “grown up” stories. That being said, this latest interview still doesn’t offer fans much hope of the company revisiting the Crash Bandicoot series in the near future.

With rumours persisting over the past couple of years about Sony potentially re-acquiring and reviving the franchise, who would you like to see take over the mantle if and when it does come to fruition? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • BarryTrain

    Sooooo…. what happened to Naughty Dog saying they didn’t want to make another Crash game? lol

    • Yagami

      ikr lol

  • TheRisingBee

    And about a month ago they said they didnt wanna return to the series…….lies Naughty Dog

  • Ducked

    People would go crazy over a new Crash Bandicoot game by Naughty Dog. I hope that’s their next project after Uncharted 4.

  • Blake Good

    If Naughty Dog doesn’t end up making a new game, sell it to WayFoward.

    Retro did a good job with Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Rare didn’t even need a hand in those games either.

  • KadirChris

    I swear to God a new Crash game would be a huuuuge hit! I feel like games today are being sold just by awesome graphics and cool weapons and cut scenes etc bla bla bla. Crash Bandicoot was a real game it required trial and error and stealth snd concentration and the gameplay was so fun that noone really cared what the cut scenes and story were about the gane was just sooo much fun to play!

    U have to bring it back it would be soo awesome.

  • AustinGaming

    Naughty dog needs to bring this series back! This franchise was such a loving series and was the only series ive played as a young boy. I would LOVE to see you guys make another Crash Game and it will be an amazing game now that your more advanced in programing games. It would mean alot for you guys to revive the series and to make it a hit again. Please Naughty Dog, do it for the fans!

  • Faisal Ahmed

    A reboot of Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot back in HD or a sequel will be just like bringing childhood back to the 90s kids like me. PLEASE BRING THE CRASH BANDICOOT OF 90s BACK TO LIFE!!!!!!!