Earlier this year, we learned that Activision plans to remake a handful of its older titles, and according to a recent leak, it appears as if those plans have already been set in motion. A remastered version of 2001’s Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath Of Cortex is already well into development, and if the leak is accurate, we might see it as early as this year.
A Twitter user by the name of TheGamingRevolution is responsible for the leak, tweeting out several unannounced upcoming Activision games. The same leaker correctly predicted a ton of information about Modern Warfare‘s Warzone mode, including the game’s map and player count, so there it’s highly likely these leaks are accurate.
Although The Wrath of Cortex may have received mixed reviews when it first came out in 2001, the game sold incredibly well and became a part of the PS2’s “Greatest Hits” collection. Many fans of the original three games enjoy the fourth as well, and it’s largely considered to be a classic entry in the PS2’s catalogue. Given this, there is definitely an audience out there that would love to play a remastered version of the game.
The news seems completely believable too, especially considering the success of 2017’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Activision’s recent announcement that it plans to continue releasing remasters. It’s pretty obvious that people can’t get enough of Crash, and it only make sense that another classic entry in the series would get a remake.
Nostalgia certainly sells, and Crash 4 likely won’t be the last game from the early-to-mid 2000s that receives a remaster. If the game does in fact come out in 2020, it will join the likes of other remasters such as Destroy All Humans!, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle For Bikini Bottom.
On top of the Wrath of Cortex remaster, TheGamingRevolution uncovered data linked to several other upcoming Activision titles as well. Those include a new PVP Crash Bandicoot game, a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater remaster, a Modern Warfare 2 remaster, and a standalone free-to-play Call of Duty title. If all five games pan out, it could be a profitable next few years for the company.
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