Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy seems almost certain to get an Xbox One release date.
The remastered Crash Bandicoot trilogy has just celebrated its fifth week atop the UK all-format games charts. This is despite the collection only appearing on PS4.
But this must surely change now that Activision has seen how popular the franchise is.
In fact, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has hinted at similar remasters based on other classic franchises.
Admitting that the company had no idea how successful the N Sane Trilogy would be, Hirshberg said: “It’s hard to tell whether that’s a vocal minority or whether that’s a real mass audience until you put something out there.
“And Crash has surpassed all of our expectations by a pretty wide margin.”
Hirshberg also suggested that some classic characters might make an appearance on different formats, including mobile.
He continued: “So this is a strategy that clearly has our attention, and while there are no new announcements today, I think you can be confident that there will be more activity like this in the future with more great IP.
“The other opportunity beyond remaster is to look at some of our classic IP and ask whether or not it could be reborn on a new platform like what we’re going with Skylanders on mobile.”
A Crash Bandicoot Xbox One release would be the obvious place to start, as Activision cashes in on the popularity of Crash.
And there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that an Xbox One port isn’t far away.
A recent listing on the website of Hungarian retailer SuperGamer suggests that Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy will get an Xbox One release on December 8.
That’s roughly six months after the launch of the PS4 version, and means the N Sane Trilogy would be in shops for Christmas.
Interestingly, the listing also features Xbox One box art, which further suggests that it could be legitimate.
More recently, images were discovered that appeared to show the menu screen with Xbox One button commands.