File under “Nice idea, shame it never happened”, as Naughty Dog have admitted that they did think about making a Crash Bandicoot mini game to hide away in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Unfortunately, Activision own Crash and seem to have consigned him to the big dustbin of gaming mascots of the past.
Uncharted 4 Director, Bruce Straley, was asked: If you were to embed a playable retro title into your game, what would it be and why?
“Well, there’s actually been a conversation about if it were at all possible—which it’s not, let me emphasize—but we wanted to put a Crash Bandicoot game inside. Not gonna happen, though,” said Bruce. “Sony doesn’t own it, so we don’t have control.”
Remasters are en vogue at the moment, and with Activision resurrecting Guitar Hero and EA bringing back Mirror’s Edge there is a possibility of Crash returning. Just not yet.