It doesn’t matter if you’re strictly an Xbox gamer or you occasionally dabble in the offerings over on PlayStation from time to time, Crash Bandicoot will be a name you will have all heard of. In our house, Crash’s every outing has been played enough to make him a part of the furniture, and ever since he burst onto the scene back in the days of the PS1, millions of gamers have experienced the delights of the Wumpa Islands and battled with the dreaded Dr. Neo Cortex more times than we can keep count. But that doesn’t mean we’ve had enough of the clever little bandicoot and with his current arrival on Xbox neither confirmed nor denied at present, here’s a few reasons why we’d like to see him make an appearance on Xbox once more.
Whilst there are plenty of titles available on the Xbox Games Store, for those looking for a great platforming adventure, the games we arguably remember the most are the ones that we grew up with. Although today’s platformers offer plenty of quality for those that play them, they don’t quite make them like they used too. With the exception of the upcoming Yooka-Laylee, with the Team17 backed title due to arrive very soon, you’d be hard pushed to pick out a platforming title that shines with the same magic that was put into those classic titles of our younger years – read Crash, Spyro, Croc or Banjo-Kazooie. So, to see one of gaming’s most iconic characters make a return in the same way he first came to our screens is certainly one that will be pleasing many gamers on its own and given that gamers in general – and not just on Xbox – have been missing that classic platforming action for some time, it would be nice to see more of what we once loved make a return.
Another reason we find ourselves clinging to hope at Crash’s arrival is due to how long ago he made an appearance at all – on any format in fact. Although we’ve had more than enough to keep us occupied in the years since his last outing, there’s no denying the excitement we all feel when we see a sequel to our favourite games, and given that countless remasters that have been oversaturating the gaming market in recent years, is it really that surprising that we’d all quite like a chance to jump in on the action when the latest remaster includes not one but three classic adventures of something we’ve craved a return of for so long.
Now I know many will be shaking their fists and will be quick to point out the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy originally started life as a PlayStation title all those years ago, but is it really okay to leave such a welcomed return away from millions of gamers due to their console of choice? I’m sure that there will be many of you out there reading this who would like their own collection of Wumpa fruit in their hands -probably to throw in my direction for my eagerness to see the sly bandicoot make his way to Xbox – but as a group of people with the same interests, surely we shouldn’t care who gets to play what games?s Would seeing Crash make an appearance on Xbox be such a bad thing after all? I don’t think so.
Of course, there is no confirmation on the potential future destination of our favourite furry icon, but we’ll be sure to update you should we find he’s heading over the pond to join us once more. In the meantime, why not let us know what you think of the Crash N.Sane Trilogy coming to Xbox in the comments below or via our usual social channels.