Crash Bandicoot 4 Leaked As Next PS Plus Game
That colourful marsupial is spinning back into action, as it sounds like Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time could be coming to PlayStation Plus. If the rumours are true and the 2020 platformer is on the way, it would be one of the best PS Plus additions yet.
Coming out to fanfare in 2020, Crash 4 was the eighth entry in the long-running series, but served as a reboot to the franchise that falls as a long-awaited sequel to 1998's Crash 3: Warped. Yes, we know it's a confusing state of affairs. Following the lauded N. Sane Trilogy that landed in 2017, Crash 4 continued the series' winning streak.
Is Crash 4 Coming To PS Plus?
As Microsoft's Game Pass leads the way for subscription services, Sony has some ground to make up. There's the newly rebranded PlayStation Plus that's done away with the PlayStation Now streaming package and also introduces classic games for some long-awaited backward compatibility.
According to billbil-kun on Dealabs, your PS Pus Essential subscription will include Arcadegeddon, The Dark Pictures: The Man of Medan, and Crash 4. Each has its own merits, but a AAA release like Crash 4 would be a massive hitter. In the past, we've seen the likes of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, while recent releases have boasted FIFA 22 and 2018's God of War to try and keep up with the might of Game Pass.
If Crash does come to PS Plus, it's good news for Sony Ponies who are worried Crash will soon be parting ways with PlayStation. The first game arrived on the OG PlayStation all the way back in 1996, and while newer releases have since been multi-platform, he's up there with Lara Croft as an icon of Sony. Recently, there were angry scenes when Microsoft seemingly poked fun at its acquisition of Activision Blizzard and the notion that Crash could be an Xbox exclusive.
Is Crash 5 Coming?
Obviously, the reintroduction of Crash will start tongues wagging about the idea of a sequel. Given the success of Crash 4, we can't imagine Activision Blizzard working on Crash 5, but there might be some problems. Toys for Bob developed It's About Time, but these days, the team has been moved on to help the struggling Call of Duty: Warzone and Overwatch.
Let's remember there's that rumoured Crash multiplayer that's failed to materialise, meaning we're in something of a Crash-free era right now. Hopefully, coming to PlayStation Plus will remind Activision Blizzard just how great the Crash name is and why we need to keep it alive. Hopefully, we'll be chowing down on wumpa fruit before long.