In 2008, Crash: Mind Over Mutant was released. This was the last major console Crash title to be released. Radical Entertainment was to develop and release a new Crash console title in 2010, but it was canceled and the team laid-off. Since then, Activision has released nothing but two small iOS applications in the Crash series.
We believe this to be a mistake, and we, as a fanbase, want more Crash character action games (or "platformers") for major consoles. Here are the facts about Crash:
According to Jason Rubin, Co-Creator of Crash Bandicoot - In 2010, Crash rated more popular amongst 18-49 year olds than both Sonic the Hedgehog AND Halo in the 'Q-Scores'. This demographic is filled with people who grew up on Crash.
In 2008, Crash: Mind Over Mutant was reportedly difficult to find. This would imply that not many copies were shipped to begin with. People who never found this game want more Crash games.
On the internet, many people seem to be unaware that Crash titles exist beyond the original 5 or 6 games. These people still want more Crash games, and could be reached.
Beyond these, the core fanbase could not be more anticipative of a new Crash title.
Because of these factors, we believe that the reason Crash games of late have been declining in sales is poor MARKETING and advertising, particularly since the Playstation version of Mind Over Mutant enjoyed the highest ratings for a Crash platformer on a Sony console since the Naughty Dog games. Thus, we submit this petition.
We, The Undersigned, call for Activision Publishing/Activision Games/Activision Blizzard to create and release a major release in the Crash Bandicoot franchise, and attempt to market and advertise it in order to achieve necessary sales to continue the series. We present two preferable options in this regard:
A. Creating a new major Crash console title with classic Crash platforming gameplay.
B. or ALTERNATIVELY, continuing the development of Radical Entertainment's canceled Crash Bandicoot title.
The goal of this petition is aimed at option A, but option B is a truly welcome alternative if more feasible.
The Bring Back Bandicoot petition to Activision Publishing, Inc. was written by Jim D. and is in the category Gaming at GoPetition.