Crash Bandicoot 4: Free Next-Gen Upgrade Coming March 12

By Jack Martin Updated:
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This past fall saw the release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game received largely positive reviews from critics, and it represented the return of everyone’s favorite Bandicoot in a brand-new adventure.

Crash Bandicoot 4 barely missed the launch of the new consoles, leaving many fans wondering if the game would eventually receive further support for their new machines.

Hopeful fans can rejoice, however, as the legendary mascot is getting some next-gen upgrades.


Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is releasing on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch on March 12. The next-gen version is a free upgrade for pre-existing owners of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game.

The PlayStation Blog confirms that the PlayStation 5 version of the game features 4K graphics and 60 FPS gameplay. The game also utilizes the DualSense’s adaptive triggers.

There is no confirmation on how the updated version of Crash Bandicoot 4 will run on Xbox Series X/S, but it will likely be comparable to the PlayStation 5 upgrade.

The “New Platforms Trailer” for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time can be found below:


This upgrade for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time represents the latest in a string of next-gen updates. Games like Ghost of Tsushima and God of War were updated to feature 60 FPS gameplay. Other games, like Marvel’s Avengers and Cyberpunk 2077 , will release free next-gen upgrades later this year.

With the fourth main entry in the series coming to several platforms, it’s interesting to see how much the Crash brand has grown. The series was originally a PlayStation exclusive marketed as a competitor to Nintendo’s Mario series. Now, Crash Bandicoot is a ubiquitous franchise that can be played on almost any platform.

It seems that Crash Bandicoot is here to stay. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy re-established Crash as an important mascot in the gaming industry, and It’s About Time cemented his enduring legacy. This is surely not the last we’ll hear from one of gaming’s most-popular marsupials.

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