News: Crash Bandicoot is conspicuously absent in the upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and in a GameSpot interview, SuperBot Entertainment’s game director Omar Kendall explains why the orange marsupial won’t be in the game, even though he was considered.
Despite his long history on the PlayStation platform and being seen as a PlayStation mascot, the spinning, orange-furred Crash Bandicoot will not be in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale when it comes out this November. This is very surprising and disappointing, and it makes you wonder how SuperBot Entertainment failed to include such an iconic, widely-regarded PlayStation mascot in a PlayStation game.
We obviously know at SuperBot and at Sony how important various characters are to the game, Crash Bandicoot in particular. We got this question at San Diego Comic Con and my president, Chan Park, gave a very good answer: ‘It takes two to tangle’. We know the fans want Crash. We want Crash. Crash is not owned by Sony. So it is a negotiation between Sony and the IP holders for all of the characters that exist in the game. We’re very interested in making that happen but it’s not for free. I do want the fans out there to know that obviously we recognized the interest in Crash and characters like Crash.
When asked in the GameSpot interview if more fighters would be added later on, Kendall said “Um, not that I’ll be talking about right now.”
As for DLC in general, he added: “It has donned on us that it’s very important and fans are interested in it. If there’s enough fan interest post-launch, we definitely want to support the game with DLC. Absolutely.”