Ever since the release of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy back in 2017, the idea surrounding the creation of the first three titles being reworked for modern consoles, for the most part, was expected to be a one and done deal for Activision. Especially when seeing the atmosphere at the time of big budget AAA titles like Overwatch and Destiny 2 taking the helm defining the publisher, a nostalgic remake seemed pretty out of Activision’s water to pursue more than once.
But now in Summer of 2019, Activision currently stands with three childhood reimagined titles with the additions of Spyro Reignited Trilogy in 2018 and Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled earlier in June. In the midst of the second quarter earnings call for Activision, publisher President Rob Kostich revealed that Activision is looking to continue looking to reintroduce fan-favorite series heading forward.
While the success that has initially formed from the two franchises has already been met, it will be interesting to see what the next project Activision plans to tackle next. Noting that Crash Bandicoot & Spyro the Dragon are the two most popular IPs in the publisher’s library that Activision already reworked, perhaps the company might look towards remaking crossover titles Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto’s Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy?
Other properties that Activision are sitting on that could be revisited that fans do reflect on from the earlier days is the Tony Hawk franchise. However, this would be a tricky project to pursue due to the licensed music for titles that are 10+ years old now. Another possibility would be the bevy of Spider-Man titles that the publisher was developing back in the 2000, but if so, the titles could potentially be exclusive to Sony’s platform as the company has publishing rights to the Web Slinger’s franchise since 2017.
What titles or series would you like Activision to go after next?