force to sacrifice virgins and to devote a cult of the dark forces, our dear Camille had achieved the impossible: to follow up the adventures of Crash Bandicoot. And if the fourth episode number has recently landed on PC and next-generation consoles, Activision Blizzard does not seem to want to repeat the experience. At least not with the same team.
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Did you like Crash Bandicoot 4? Too bad for you: after helping to bring back some secure licenses from the PlayStation era, the little guys from Toys for Bob have already left the colorful world of Spyro and the famous marsupial to join the front line, sinceActivision Blizzard has decided to take advantage of their services for … the next season of Call of Duty Warzone, which never ceases to be a hit:
– Toys For Bob (@ToysForBob) April 29, 2021
For the moment, the publisher has not specified whether the entire Novato studio is now working on the juicy license that allows to pay the CEO of the group beyond the decay, but chara designer Nicholas Kole, who worked as a contractor on Spyro Reignated Trilogy and Crash Bandicoot 4, talks about the “end of an era”, not without specifying that a wave of layoffs has meanwhile taken place :
Same! Altho everyone I interfaced with and worked along was let go, I’m very glad it’s not a totally shuttering
– Nicholas Kole (@FromHappyRock) April 30, 2021
[Je suis content de savoir que l’quipe aura toujours du travail], even if all the people with whom I was able to work or change have been thanked, I am still reassured that this is not a total closure.
The decision is not surprising, however, and is part of the overall strategy of Activision Blizzard, which had absorbed Vicarious Visions at the start of the year, thus preventing them from working on a possible sequel to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. , despite its status as a record million-seller for the series.
Who will be the next one ? The bets are open. In the meantime, remember that Crash Bandicoot 4 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series.