Yesterday was the day that many Crash fans had been waiting for a long time: the Crash Bandicoot 4 day. After the success of the impressive remakes, the arrival of a new original title seemed only a matter of time. However, the marsupial was made to wait thanks to the distraction caused by the remake of the iconic Crash Team Racing. The issue is that, beyond its announcement, what happens with its launch and its platforms is strange. Indeed, they have decided to only launch It’s About Time on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
In revealing Crash Bandicoot 4, neither Activision nor Toys For Bob said a single word about launching on Nintendo Switch or PC. There were two targets mentioned: Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A media outlet called PCGamesN attempted to contact the game’s distribution company, and a representative from Activision replied, “We are still evaluating additional platforms for a future date. Stay tuned for more information. ” This is strange? In truth it is not very different from what happened with the N. Sane Trilogy.
You may not remember it, but the N. Sane Trilogy was released as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Of course, this did not last forever. Actually, a year after its release on PS4, the collection of remakes hit Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. So it is somewhat striking that the Switch has not been mentioned once. Maybe it’s a matter of the difference in power or maybe they want to wait to be able to maximize their profits on each platform.