New Crash Bandicoot Game Coming?
by Anthony W
An interesting screen capture surfaced just recently, showing a countdown which teases a new Crash Bandicoot game. The countdown which could be briefly viewed at crashbandicoot.com/countdown was then pulled pretty quickly. The page may have gone up earlier than intended as it appears that it also lacked an actual countdown at that point.
Although the text in the center is impossible to make out, you can easily see “He’s Back!” across the bottom of the screen. Given that Activision haven’t exactly managed to do the ex-Playstation mascot justice since they acquired him, hopefully this could allude to a return to the roots of Crash Bandicoot. Also encouraging is that it appears Vicarious Visions is in charge, from their logo near the bottom.
Another thing which is pretty evident is the presence of the Xbox 360 and Wii-U logos at the bottom, but even more so, the Playstation logo, which doesn’t specify a system, meaning that Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and PS Vita could all be possible platforms.
Within a few hours Detective GAF had seemingly exposed the false nature of this rumor. Apparently, the image above uses a plank of wood taken straight off the internet. Combine that with a Crash PS1 font and a pair of Crash eyes and this could easily have been put together by anyone with a bit of Photoshop skill. And quite coincidentally, the site was “taken down” with only one person having managed to see it.