The creators of Crash Bandicoot 4 are working on a new game, and despite Activision appointing the studio to work as support on Call of Duty, it seems that it still has some autonomy. Will we have new Crash, Spyro or Skylanders games?
Toys for Bob, the Californian studio responsible for the latest Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon gamesand formerly of Skylanrdes, is working on a new game.
For now, we don’t have any details, but on Twitter they have shared an image with their 17 games to date… and an unknown cover for number 18.
Thanks for playing along, how many did you guess correctly? I already know, it’s pretty convenient we have more wall space to cover… 😉 pic.twitter.com/g4A5hkAHk3
— Toys For Bob (@ToysForBob) August 16, 2022
Toys for Bob maintains its autonomy and survives Call of Duty
That a video game studio makes video games shouldn’t be news, right? Well, the case of Toys for Bob is something particular, since, despite the success and affection with which the fans received their latest games, their owners, Activision put them on as an outside studio for the Call of Duty franchise.
In 2020, Toys for Bob founders of 30 years, Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford left the studio. In 2021, Activision announced that they would be moving on to work on content for Call of Duty Warzone.
Many of us feared that this meant that Toys for Bob would stop producing its own games, and would be gobbled up by the Call of Duty machine.
Something similar, but much worse, happened to another Activision studio, Vicarious Visionswhich despite the success of their remake of Tony Hawk 1 + 2, were absorbed by Blizzard to work on Diablo and disappeared as a company.
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A year ago, on the 25th anniversary of Crash Bandicoot, new Toys for Bob bosses Paul Yan and Avery Lodato thanked fans for “so fervently asking for new games of the character,” almost as a jab at Activision.
What new game would you like to see Toys for Bob make? doNew deliveries of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro or Skylanders, the first “toys to life” game to come out more than ten years ago? Or a totally original new IP? On their website, several job postings speak of “exciting new projects.”