Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time released just over two months ago now. Coming out over 12 years after the previous game in the franchise, the lovable bandicoot is back on players' screens again with another inventive and addictive platformer. Following the successful release of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy back in 2018, the newest release takes players to new locations and introduces new characters, expanding on the interesting universe that Crash Bandicoot takes place in.
Whilst the newer releases within the franchise, developed by Traveller's Tales, Radical Entertainment, and Toys for Bob respectively, have released on both PlayStation and Sony Consoles, the original trilogy of games were exclusive to Sony's original PlayStation Console, and a fun new clip seems to be highlighting this long-standing relationship.
In a clip posted on the official Crash Bandicoot Twitter page, viewers can see Crash Bandicoot, along with his younger sister Coco, playing a section of one of Naughty Dog's other big hitters, Uncharted.
Whilst Coco quickly spams the buttons on the controller, Crash can be seen offering his support and looking relieved as his sister controls Nathan Drake, the main character of the Uncharted series, over a large jump.
The full clip can be seen below:
Great to see friends helping friends this Holiday Season! 😉 @Naughty_Dog @PlayStation pic.twitter.com/seihSOEEZR
To further the speculation, 'Wumpa League' can be seen on a large billboard at the back of the scene, potentially hinting to some sort of competitive league for the game in the near future.
WHAT THIS MEANS
This is not the first time we have seen an Uncharted and Crash Bandicoot crossover. In one scene in Uncharted 4, main character Nathan Drake is challenged to play a video game. As he picks up the controller, it is shown to the player to be a PlayStation One controller, with the game in question being the original Crash Bandicoot . The player is then given control of Crash, having to complete the iconic 'boulder section', regularly seen throughout the franchise.
It's great for fans to see these types of crossover events happen, especially with two games so heavily appreciated across the world. The timing of this announcement seems to suggest that more is to be seen however. Withe The Game Awards less than two weeks away, players can only speculate now whether this clip is a teaser for a potential future involvement for the two franchises, or if the developers wanted to keep players of these games entertained with a short clip over the holidays.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is available now on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Publisher Activision has yet to announce a next-gen upgrade for the game, however the game is still playable via backwards compatibility on both Xbox Series X and Series S, as well as PlayStation 5.