Developer Vicarious Visions has refused to rule out the possibility of a Crash Team Racing PS4 Remaster ahead of highly anticipated Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy release date next month.
Speaking with Metro Game Central, the studio’s producer, Kara Massie, revealed that the future of the Crash brand has not yet been decided, noting that the door is open for the possibility of additional remasters, or indeed a brand new Crash Bandicoot game. Massie also let slip that Crash Team Racing is one title that gets “asked about a lot.”
“I’d love to work on another Crash game, this has been marvelous,” she added, giving hope that the acclaimed karting racing title may be the next title in line to get a PS4 facelift. The fan-favorite title was released for the PlayStation back in 1999, and marked developer Naughty Dog’s final Crash game to date before the studio jumped ship to the PS2 to produce Jak & Daxter.
In the meantime, Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is scheduled for release exclusively on the PlayStation 4 on June 30, 2017. The compilation includes remakes of the first three Crash titles, namely Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, all of which feature enhanced visuals, a new unified save/checkpoint system, improved sound effects, and more.
Crash Bandicoot was often referred to as PlayStation’s unofficial mascot back in the mid-late 90s, and was Sony’s answer to Mario and Sonic in the platform gaming space. While the franchise was initially exclusive to the PlayStation, the games eventually found their way onto multiple platforms after Universal Interactive and Traveller’s Tales took over publishing and development duties, respectively, during the PS2-era.