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Crash Bandicoot homepage nuked, all traces of series removed from Activision sites

Friday, 22nd November 2013 12:02 GMT By Dave Cook

Something appears to be happening to the Crash Bandicoot IP. The franchise is currently believed to be owned by Activision, yet all traces of the game have been removed from the publishers websites, and the official Crash homepage has been reduced to a single nav bar.

The discovery was posted on Reddit yesterday, and is followed by rumours that the IP may have returned to Sony.

This is where Crash Bandicoot used to live on Activision’s site. Conversely, the series’ official homepage now looks like this.

Could it be that Crash is making a return to PlayStation exclusivity at the hands of Sony, or has Activision just killed him dead?

There’s also this tweet to consider from Sony’s Adam Boyes:

Let us know what you think below.

Thanks Dark.

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20 Comments

  1. Dark

    Probably Activision just killed him.

    https://twitter.com/shinobi602/status/403771450462466048

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Pytox

    If sony bought it omg !!! :p

    or what if ms did some moneyhatting : x

    #2 10 months ago
  3. TrickyAudio

    The sign was right – http://www.thesixthaxis.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/crash.jpg

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Gheritt White

    Crash Bandicoot should replace Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. Beta

    If Activision has killed the series, then that really just cements them as one of my most hated companies.

    But, if a decent publisher has bought it. Then :D’s all round at my place ;)

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Djoenz

    @3
    I cant make anything out that traffic sign tbh xD

    #6 10 months ago
  7. DrDamn

    https://twitter.com/atPeteDodd/status/403767633050628096/photo/1/large

    (Knack screengrab)

    #7 10 months ago
  8. TrickyAudio

    My thoughts: Sony HAVE reclaimed the franchise and Sony Bend are making a game. Let’s see.

    #8 10 months ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    Claiming a franchise from Activision can only be considered a good thing.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. AmiralPatate

    Or maybe this Crash Bandicoot character never existed.

    This post brought to you by Activision, Department of Truth.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. DuckOfDestiny

    Sony have bought the rights and given it to Mark Cerny….

    I can dream.

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Beta

    After being thoroughly bastardised by Activision Crash deserves a good publisher.

    I mean look at what they did to Uka Uka?..

    http://www.crashmania.net/images/characters/chukaukatitans.jpg

    #12 10 months ago
  13. salarta

    Crash crashed Crash!

    #13 10 months ago
  14. KineticCalvaria

    @8, nah, give it back to Naughty Dog, it’s guaranteed to be awesome then too.

    #14 10 months ago
  15. John117

    Just waiting for Rare to announce they are creating Crash Bandicoot Kinectastic game any minute now… If Sony has ignored the game series this long, the only logical option would be some guy at Microsoft pitching the idea regarding how to get the sony fans to love the kinect :P

    #15 10 months ago
  16. foofly

    @15 Rare have plenty of their own IP’s to ruin, they don’t need someone else’s.

    #16 10 months ago
  17. Djoenz

    @15
    omgwtfrofltrololol thats just evil I tell ya EVIL.

    #17 10 months ago
  18. Beta

    Christ no. Keep the kinect/PS camera away from Crash Bandicoot!

    #18 10 months ago
  19. Djoenz

    http://gematsu.com/2013/11/rumor-sony-has-acquired-crash-bandicoot
    @3

    #19 10 months ago
  20. fearmonkey

    I loved the first game, hope this is true. We need more games like this, but they need to give it a proper reboot if true, make it a awesome game, take their time with it.

    #20 10 months ago

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