As you may know by now, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is coming this summer. Activision recently confirmed the exciting news and now folks know June 30 is when the remastered set will arrive. The collection will showcase Crash Bandicoot like never before.
The upcoming collection will encompass Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. All three of these games are receiving the remastered treatment and Vicarious Visions is bullish on the improvements players will see.
Everything from textures to resolution to lighting are all miles ahead of the originals. Vicarious Visions and Activision want to showcase Crash Bandicoot in a current-generation fashion. Vicarious’s Dustin King recently opened up about some of what has changed from the original Crash Bandicoot games.
“The addition of real-time lighting in a PBR (Physically Based Rendering) engine, along with an increase in texture size, can sometimes make our environments look different than the originals. Generally, while we strive to recreate each level so it looks and feels like the original, we also want to make sure that environments are fun, colorful, and read well in the fast-paced action with the addition of the new technology we are using,” King told PSBlog.
These days, there is always the debate among players about what a collection like this is. Some folks believe it is a remaster while others think it is a remake. Dan Tanguay, who is the game director on Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, cleared the air once and for all.
“This is a AAA remaster. We’re giving this the love and attention to detail that we pay to all of our AAA games. We’re building it using the original level geometry so that it plays as close to the original as possible. We’ve also referred to this as a remaster plus, as we are adding new features that we think the fans are going to love!” Tanguay said.
Activision and Vicarious Visions will launch the collection this coming June 30. The game will be available exclusively on PS4. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.