Activision Teases More Remastered Game Announcements
When it comes to remastering older games, it can be a tricky balance catering to older fans while simultaneously striking gold with new ones. With current video game development technology, the possibilities seem limitless, immersive, and even inspires greater ideas, but there’s always a place for nostalgic reminders. Activision has successfully remastered retro classics such as Crash Bandicoot with their N. Sane Trilogy and the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, and fans will want to “stay tuned” for more.
In a quarterly earnings call, Activision Blizzard sat down with investors to talk numbers and their goals for their future. Fortunately for retro fans across the globe, the company plans on building on the craze for remastered titles. A hot topic for Activision Blizzard is their wealthy library of intellectual property, presenting investors and said company with opportunities to cater to a variety of audiences. So, what does that mean for remastered games in the future?
“So at Activision we have seen great results from re-mastering some of these beloved games over the last couple of years,” Activision Blizzard CEO, Robert Kotick, states. “If you look at Crash and Sane Trilogy, Spyro Reignited Trilogy and Crash Team Racing, they are all credible games and our teams have done a really great job in modernizing them for today’s platform. Now the player response due to these have been fantastic.”
In addition to that, Kotick believes there’s great opportunities for success by investing in remasters and that folks can “stay tuned for some future announcements.” Of course, remastering older titles isn’t their only goal.
But just beyond pure re-masters are also a lot of opportunities now to innovate and think about totally new content within these IPs. So as we think about it, there is a lot of growth opportunities for the business over time within Activision, based on our library of IP and frankly more broadly across the company, where the company did collectively have the ton of great IP.”
Whether it’s taking the franchise and spinning it into something original, or recreating an older title with modern visual technology – the choices are endless. With that said, which will Activision pick? Which older game would you like to see Activision and companies remaster with modern technology?
In recent years, retro titles have made a comeback with the magic touch of modern technology – from Final Fantasy VII, Crash Bandicoot, Resident Evil 2, and countless others. What do you think about studios bringing these bad boys back? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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