Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Exceeds Expectations – More Activision Blizzard Remasters Likely
Remasters appear to be all the rage these days. Sure, the concept isn’t new, but with the advances in technology over the past two decades, it is great to see some past titles reborn in a new era. It provides a new generation of gamers the same experience players of yesteryear had, but with updated visuals and tweaks to meet today’s standards. Recently, the success of Ultra Street Fighter II opened the door for more Capcom games to make the remaster leap. Now, it is time for Activision Blizzard to be begin thinking of doing the same.
We knew that there was a passionate audience out there for Crash–full disclosure, myself among them–but we had no idea… it’s hard to tell if that’s a vocal minority or that’s a real mass audience until you put something out there. Crash has surpassed all of our expectations by a pretty wide margin.”
The above was recently stated by Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg during a post-earnings call with investors. It was in response to a question regarding the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy‘s success and what it could mean for the company moving forward. After all, it was the top-selling physical game of June. For those playing at home, the N. Sane Trilogy saw a June 30 release, and while the month didn’t see many heavy hitters making their way to market, it is still rather impressive.
“I think this is just another example of us really listening to our communities and our fans and offering them great content where they want to engage, which is one of our core strategies. We think we have other great IP in our portfolio that we’re considering, of course, but this isn’t new behavior for us,” stated Hirshberg. With the likes of StarCraft: Remastered, Modern Warfare Remastered, Zombies Chronicles, and now the N. Sane Trilogy, Activision Blizzard is seemingly showing others that they have come to play ball.
So this is a strategy that clearly has our attention, and while there are no new announcements today, I think you can be confident there will be more activity like this in the future with more great IP. The other opportunity beyond remasters is to look at some of our classic IP and ask whether or not it can be reborn on a new platform, like what we’re doing with Skylanders on mobile. Our IP library is an asset that, when done right, can be very powerful.”
What say you, gamers? Are you excited that more Activision Blizzard titles of the past could be making their way to newer technology? Which games would you love to see make the leap? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7! If it’s more reading that you are needing, check out the following:
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