Have you seen what PlayStation One games look like these days? Some have stood up to the ravages of time and the upgrading of technology quite well but most… most will give you a headache in very short order when played on modern TV screens. The original Crash Bandicoot trilogy falls into the latter category. Or, rather, it used to.
Soon it will fall into the ‘Hey, I can actually see this’ category, when the upcoming N Sane Trilogy rerelease launches. Activision and developer Vicarious Visions are giving the running-jumping-platforming series a fresh lick of paint and we don’t mean that they’re throwing some high-res textures at it and calling it a day.
The remaster is more of a remake, with a whole new look on show in the new gameplay trailer. You can get a side-by-side comparison of just how far the bandicoot is going to be coming when the game launches next year. If you’re going to remake an old game, this is how you should go about it: Extensive visual upgrade and leave most everything else alone. Unless the original control scheme sucked horribly, that is. That’s not the case here but Acti and Vicarious are showing everyone else how it’s done. Take notes.
Whether this remake of the original trilogy leads to something new for the bouncy marsupial remains to be seen. Activision is known for following the money and if the sales are there… In the meantime, we’re just pleased that we’re going to be able to replay PlayStation One-era Crash Bandicoot at a resolution that won’t require headache tablets. Expect the Crash Bandicoot: N Sane Trilogy to land in 2017.
Source: Activision (YouTube)