New Crash Bandicoot game appears to have been leaked by Insider

It’s been almost two years since the release of Crash Bandicoot 4: About time, but the state of the franchise has been questioned. Last year, Activision announced that developer Toys for Bob had become a support studio for the Call of Duty franchise. This led many to assume that Crash was no longer a priority for the publisher, but it seems that might not be the case. During a recent appearance on the Windows Central podcast, insider Jez Corden seemed to accidentally reveal that Toys for Bob will be announcing a new Crash Bandicoot game at Summer Game Fest this month.

As with any rumor, readers will want to take this with a grain of salt, but the exchange (which takes place in the video below at around 1:29:07) seemed like a real mistake on Corden’s part. Corden has also proven to be a reliable source of inside information in the past.

The Crash Bandicoot series has built up a passionate fanbase over the past 26 years. Appearing on the original PlayStation in 1996, Crash was initially positioned as a mascot to rival Nintendo’s Mario and Sega’s Sonic. That changed a few years later, when then-owner Universal Interactive decided to make Crash games on all platforms. Activision continued this trend with Crash Bandicoot 4, launching the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. However, it’s unclear if that could change as a result of Xbox’s plan to buy the publisher.

If this rumor comes to fruition, we should find out soon! Crash Bandicoot 4: About time seemed to hint that a sequel was in development, and many fans were disappointed last year when it looked like Toys for Bob might not be making another entry in the series. Crash Bandicoot 4 was very well received by fans, so hopefully we’ll have an equally enjoyable follow-up!

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