Unlike other Sony exclusives, there was always something about the N.Sane Trilogy which hinted it may not be a full exclusive to the PS4 platform afterall. From lacking “only on PlayStation” on its cover to few official confirmations, it looks like Activision is finally bringing the series to the PC, as well as Nintendo Switch.
The leak in question came from a quote by a licensing manager in the spring 2018 edition of a magazine called Licensing Source Book Europe. For some time now rumours have swirled that the previously PlayStation 4 exclusive, Crash Bandicoot The N.Sane Trilogy is coming to other platforms. The leak claims N.Sane Trilogy will be released on PC and Nintendo Switch later this year. There’s no mention of an Xbox One version, but it’s not ruled out. Activision has yet to comment.
The leak goes on to say there will be a new Crash game in 2019, but there’s no word on what this game is or which platforms it’s for. Here’s the quote in full:
“The new game [N. Sane trilogy] was a huge success at retail with no marketing spend. Next year it will be going broader (Switch and PC) and there will be a new game in 2019. Activision have a five-year plan for this and GB eye is delighted to be fully on board for all products.”
Activision plans to double down on Crash comes as little surprise, given how well The N.Sane Trilogy performed for the company. Outgoing Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg said in August 2017 the game “surpassed all of our expectations by a pretty wide margin”.