Andy Gavin, co-creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Dexter, has said that he’d love to see an HD version of the marsupial’s first four games, or even a full blown reboot.
The Jak and Dexter HD Collection is out this month, and co-creator Andy Gavin wouldn’t mind seeing another one of his beloved franchises return in HD form.
Speaking in an AMA on Reddit, Gavin said that he’d love to see Crash Bandicoot return in HD or as a reboot, but that he doesn’t have any say on the matter. The rights to the game have long been out of his and Naughty Dog‘s hands, so it’d be up to Activision to make it happen. He said: “I would absolutely love to see a HD version of the first 4 Crash games for the PS3. And, even better, a really great fully modern PS3/XBOX reboot.
“But I don’t control any of the rights anymore — but Crash is still my boy in his own way. Sony & Universal (which is now Activision) both own parts of Crash. Sony/Naughty Dog (which is owned 100% by Sony) own all of J&D and they can do whatever they like with it.”
Crash Bandicoot appeared on our top 100 games of all time list, and that may have had something to do with the fact it’s my favourite game of all time. If the platformer returned in HD, I’d be first in line to buy it – although the standard version suits me just fine for now.
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