It’s rather strange seeing people take great delight in titles being exclusive to one format or another. At the end of the day, multi-format releases are better for both developers and consumers – games are released to entertain and make money, not provide fuel for immature console wars.
The Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy, due to be released on PS4 on the 30th June 2017, is one title that may be set to cause such contention however. Why, you ask? Well, whilst it was previously believed to be a PS4 exclusive, a tweet by the Official PlayStation Ireland channel suggests otherwise.
Tweeting to express their happiness around the buzz generated by the reveal of a launch date, PlayStation Ireland stated that the Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy will be coming to PS4 and PS4 Pro first. That’s right, not exclusively, just first. Whether or not this means the title will be coming to the PC, Xbox One or Switch in the future is still a mystery, but it seems increasingly likely.
The news will probably come as a blow to devout PlayStation fans, but it’s a great move for the Crash Bandicoot franchise going forward. Sure, the Crash Bandicoot series started on PlayStation, but many players will have since climbed into bed with other consoles. Plus, with Activision long in possession of the spinning marsupial, why wouldn’t they want to maximise sales by putting it out on all the formats that can handle it?