Yesterday (March 8), during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, the video game community was thrown for a loop when it was revealed that the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy would be making its way to the Switch this summer. This may not have surprised younger gamers as much, but twenty years ago, Crash Bandicoot was not only a PlayStation exclusive character, he was practically the PlayStation’s mascot, meant to compete with Mario himself. So it made sense that the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was originally exclusive to the PS4, and sort of surprising that now it’s making the jump to the Switch. But things only get stranger from here.
It was recently revealed in a press release that not only is the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy coming to the Switch in July, but it will be coming to Xbox One and PC the same day. This marks the first time that a Crash Bandicoot game will be available for Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft consoles since 2008’s Crash: Mind Over Mutant.
With this new development, it seems likely that if the rumors about a remake of the original Spyro the Dragon trilogy is true, then that would also be available for all platforms, despite the fact that Spyro also started off as a PlayStation mascot. The Xbox One, Switch and PC versions of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy all launch on July 10.