Woah! Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Is Coming To PS5, Xbox Series XS and Nintendo Switch!
Before the release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, the franchise had been without an original game for 12 years, so when the latest entry was announced, caution and excitement were the main reactions from the fanbase. However, the PS4 game not only assured fans that the Bandicoot could still kick some Wump, but it also proved that the marsupial still has a place in today’s fast-moving gaming industry. The latest entry sold over 400,000 digital copies in its first month of release and became the number 1 game in the UK gaming charts upon its initial release, beating Star Wars Squadrons, which was released on the same day. While it didn’t sell as well as Crash Bandicoot: The N Sane Trilogy (mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic), it did still sell enough copies for Activision to focus on releasing it to other consoles.
Activision announced yesterday that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is getting a PS5 upgrade, as well as an Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch release! All three editions will be released on March 12th, with a PC release coming later this year.
Considering that the game already looked gorgeous on a PS4 console, the PS5 upgrade is going to look phenomenal, however it’s unknown yet whether the upgrade will be available as a separate disk/download, or free to download. And bringing it to the Switch and current gen. Xbox was inevitable and a decision that will be welcomed by fans who wanted to play the game but weren’t previously able to.
Activision have stated that ‘Fans can expect more information on the PC edition at a later date, along with other fun happenings in celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary’. There are no details yet on what these other ‘happenings’ are or could be, but some fans are predicting that Crash Bandicoot Nitro Fuelled will be coming to PC too.
Despite Crash Bandicoot’s 12-year original game absence, it looks like he’s here to stay and I couldn’t be happier. It’s wonderful to see he still has a place in the modern gaming world!