Remember the T-shirt Shawn wore at PSX 2015, we thought it was a troll but nope, it was indeed a tease for the big Crash Bandicoot announcement at Sony’s E3 2016 conference with: Remake of 1-3 and Skylanders Imaginators Pack, both coming to PS4 (PS3 for SL)
Yep, as you have seen in the announcement video, he obviously mentions that, but also goes to reiterate it in his PlayStation Blog recap post!
Perhaps I should address the bandicoot in the room. My T-shirt choice for the keynote at PlayStation Experience in December caused a bit of a stir. So you can imagine how thrilled I am that we worked with Activision to bring one of PlayStation’s most celebrated characters, Crash Bandicoot, to PS4. The Crash Bandicoot Remaster will contain Crash 1, Crash 2 and Warped, fully remastered for PS4. Speaking of our partners at Activision, PlayStation continues to be the home to one of the world’s biggest franchises with the upcoming launch of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
I should mention that I was always expecting a Universal-style partnership between Sony and Activision, and seeing the tone at the conference and press release, this confirms my theory about such a thing.
In addition to the wealth of content coming from SIE’s WWS, partnerships with the industry’s leading developers and publishers will further solidify PS4 as the best place to play for gamers. At the press conference, SIEA announced it has worked with Activision to bring back one of PlayStation’s fan favorite characters, Crash Bandicoot. Coming to PS4 first this October, Crash appears in Skylanders® Imaginators, the latest game from one of the most beloved franchises. Additionally, in 2017, fans can play Crash 1, Crash 2, and Crash Warped, fully remastered for PS4 by Activision and Vicarious Visions. SIE will also continue its partnership with Activision on Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare, ensuring once again that PlayStation is home to one of the world’s biggest franchises. PlayStation 4 gamers will be the first to play all downloadable map packs from Infinite Warfare, and those who pre-purchase select editions of the game for PS4 will be the first to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered’s campaign 30 days prior to launch on November 4*1.