Development could begin soon on new titles for Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, as a new interview with Sony President Andrew House emerges.
While being interviewed by The Telegraph about virtual reality, Andrew House revealed that the company is discussing the revival of older signature PlayStation characters at Sony.
“This is very dangerous ground. In concept, it is something we’ve been thinking about and discussing, and this is a shift for us. We’ve started to say that maybe there isn’t anything wrong with going back and looking at characters that people still talk about, that were a big part of either their childhood or their youth. I definitely wouldn’t close the door on that.”
While Mr. House wasn’t clear in this interview if Sony is building the products right now, they may have to work with Activision on picking up the property rights for the characters once again. Spyro is currently locked into an endless battle with Disney, as the Skylanders franchise is based in his name, “Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.” Activision also secured the rights to the Crash Bandicoot name through the year 2021, making cooperation toward bringing Crash back to PlayStation quite a task.
Should Andrew House and the team at Sony succeed in bringing these games back to their roots, there’s no measuring the amount of success it could have. What do you think about Crash and Spyro back on the PlayStation brand? Would you buy it?