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Sony To Bring Back An Old Franchise Tonight - Possibly Crash Bandicoot?

Watch this space.

It’s all heating up, the PS4 is out in the US in around about fourteen hours, and in just under thirteen hours from now they’ll be holding a PlayStation All Access show on Spike TV, revealing more PlayStation exclusives as the system launches.

According to a poster on Reddit, Kevin Pereira of the Deathsquad podcast leaked some info that Sony will be bringing back one of their biggest exclusives, and it has something to do with space.

It could be a new Colony Wars, but people are suggesting everything from Crash Bandicoot in space, to Uncharted in space or – perhaps more likely – PaRappa in space, as rumours point to a revival of that series. Maybe it’s Warhawk 2. In space. Oh wait, they already did that and it was somewhat disappointing.

Ignoring the “space” comments for a second, a keen-eyed NeoGAF user has spotted something really interesting from the PS4 launch trailer – a sign which appears to show Crash Bandicoot, with an arrow pointing to the Sony Computer Entertainment logo, off to the side of the video just after the 45 second mark. Could this mean that they’ve reacquired the Crash IP?

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Speculate in the comments below – you’ve got a good twelve hours and 35 minutes to go.

35 Comments
  1. jimmy-google
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Id love crash to go back to Sony. No one outside of naughty dog have managed to make a decent crash game.

    May be the guys who did the last sly game could work on it

    Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 15:41.
  2. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Oh, that screengrab is wonderful! What a lovely tease. :-)

    Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 15:42.
    • Bilbo_bobbins
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      I was purposely trying to find something about Crash and still didn’t find it. Good eye to spot that.

      Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 15:44.
  3. zeta
    Member
    Since: Nov 2013

    If that sign is true, it will be Crash. No doubt about it.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 15:42.
    • Blair Inglis
      hisnameisblair
      Since: May 2009

      Took the screenshot from the video myself :)

      Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 15:54.
      • Kennykazey
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Good boy.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 16:43.
      • Broonba
        Member
        Since: Mar 2009

        Nice one mate. You must have great eyesight to spot that one.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 17:07.
      • Blair Inglis
        hisnameisblair
        Since: May 2009

        Oh, I didn’t spot it in the first place – that was NeoGAF. I just re-found it to make sure it was actually there.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 21:48.
  4. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Please please please be Crash Bandicoot. Naughty Dog mentioned something in space, so surely that Crash in Space?

    Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 15:43.
  5. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I’d rather it was Jak & Daxter.

    How often do those little tiny easter eggs in other videos ever actually come to anything? I don’t recall many. I think they are just there as an in-joke for those that spot it.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 15:48.
  6. DJ Judas
    Epic
    Since: Aug 2008

    Wasn’t Crash 3 in Space? Gaf’s money appears to be on either crash or colony wars.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 15:50.
  7. BigCheese
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Wow can you imagine a next-gen, Naughty Dog Crash game? I can’t even handle the nostalgia! It’s almost definitely not going to be a Naughty Dog who’d make another Crash game though, even if it does turn out to be the glorious return of the marsupial himself!

    Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 15:55.
  8. Jim Hargreaves
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    The screengrab must suggest something, surely? If not Crash, then some other ND project.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 16:00.
  9. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Activision renewed the Crash trademark for 10 years last year, they still own him.

    I think it’s just an easter egg, not a hint. Anyway, I’d rather PS4 Colony Wars or G Police… or.. oh.. hmm. *has brainwave&*

    Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 16:03.
    • Blair Inglis
      hisnameisblair
      Since: May 2009

      I think they can still sell an IP, even if they’ve renewed the trademark. I wouldn’t write it off.

      Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 16:05.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        Im pretty sure I know what is actually, and it will tie in the VR headset they’re going to show off tonight.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 16:10.
      • beeje13
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        I love Tuffcubs casual predictions/insider knowledge.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 16:17.
  10. Alnilam81
    Member
    Since: Nov 2013

    There’s some curious stuff in the trailer including the Heavy Rain origami shape as a statue, and a shop called Drake’s Antiques (Uncharted). Few i’m not sure of, a strong man at 0.23 hold up a car, a barber shop called Cid’s with a punk outside (The Getaway?), and there are few skinny robots throughout that look like the ones in i Robot, maybe suggest Echochrome?

    So is this just a homage to the Playstation’s history, or a hint to future titles?

    Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 16:12.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      There also the Firefly logo from The Last Of Us and references to Tearaway. So just because it’s in the video, doesnt mean it’s PS4.

      Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 16:20.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        (There is a Tearaway poster and one of the kids is wearing the Tearaway hats given away at Eurogamer)

        Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 16:23.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Simple thing is they made Knack as the PS4 version of Crash. They have said that over and over and over. If the had Crash, the wouldnt have made Knack.

      Its. Not. Crash.

      Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 16:22.
      • pdannysan13
        Member
        Since: Mar 2013

        I second that.
        They need something BIG. Something HUGE to counter the weight of Titanfall, Ryse or some other big games.
        Something tremendous that gets those action fans.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 16:47.
    • mypetfrog
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      Parappa’s in there too.. 00:23

      Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 17:05.

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