Those of us still mired in nostalgia for the PlayStation days of old have been secretly holding out hope that juggernaut studio Naughty Dog would revisit the Crash Bandicoot franchise sometime soon. Unfortunately, in a recent interview with Game Informer, Naughty Dog’s Josh Scherr revealed that they have no interest in bringing back everyone’s favorite marsupial and his band of foes.
Referring to recent titles like The Last of Us and the Uncharted series, Scherr was asked if he missed working on older titles, and responded by saying:
No, I don’t, because we’ve got an amazing team of people making some really expressive performances with our current stable of realistic characters. I mean, animating the stylised stuff is a lot of fun, but the stories that we’re trying to tell right now are a little bit more grounded and a little bit more grown up than they were back in the Jak and Daxter days.
Although many gamers have fallen in love with the adventures that Naughty Dog have conceived and released in the past few years, more than a few of us have been secretly hoping for a return to the studio’s roots. While it’s fantastic news that Naughty Dog is continuing to produce mature stories mostly grounded in reality, it’s a bit of a shame to see that they won’t be lightening up the mood anytime soon.
However, like most nostalgic titles, perhaps it’s best to leave it in the past instead of being disappointed by a reboot that couldn’t live up to the massive expectations facing it.
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