Developer of Crash Bandicoot 4 teases forthcoming project, raising expectations for a new Crash game
Fans speculate that the upcoming project from Toys For Bob, the creators of Crash Bandicoot 4, could be connected to Spyro or another Crash game.
This week, Toys For Bob's official Twitter account(opens in new tab) issued a challenge to its followers to list every game the studio has produced in order of release. Games like Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, and my personal childhood favourite, 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue, were quickly recognised by fans.
But it's the enigmatic 18th project that has us all speculating about what Toys For Bob's future holds. Following Crash Bandicoot 4, which will be published in 2020, another project is just marked as "???" in the tweet. There are various theories on what this area might end up being, and in the tweet's comments, the idea of a Crash Bandicoot 4 sequel has already been floated.
There have been many more ideas in the answers regarding what this game might be. The next logical assumption would be a Spyro sequel, with many fans clamouring with the creator to create Spyro 4 in particular. In reality, this wouldn't be that far-fetched given that a fan may have discovered a possible hint towards Spyro 4 in the Crash Bandicoot 4 artbook soon after Crash 4's release.
You probably already know that Toys For Bob was given the Call of Duty: Warzone development task by parent company Activision last year if you've been following the development of the current Crash and Spyro games. But later that year, the studio was seen hiring for a new project that didn't resemble a Call of Duty game, indicating that Toys For Bob is likely working on more than just Warzone right now.
According to Eurogamer(opens in new tab), there have been reports of a new Crash Bandicoot game being in development for a while now. Jez Corden of Windows Central mentioned this in an edition of the Xbox Chaturdays podcast series(opens in new tab). The upcoming title will be a "multiplayer Crash" game, which has been referred to as a "four-player brawler," according to Corden.
Unfortunately, there is no way to tell for sure what the team's upcoming game might be until Activision or Toys For Bob make an official announcement. Personally, I really hope it's another Crash or Spyro game, or even better, the 22-year-in-the-making 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue sequel.