Sony definitely isn’t known for sticking with one franchise for too long. While PS1 franchises like Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot were endlessly praised by both fans and critics, Sony elected to focus on new ideas rather than taking the easy route.
However, that mindset may be shifting. The CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, has gone on record in an interview with The Telegraph saying that bringing back old franchises is no longer something out of the question.
When asked of a revival of Crash Bandicoot or Spyro The Dragon, House said the following:
“This is very dangerous ground,” Mr House laughs. “In concept, it is something we’ve been thinking about and discussing, and this is a shift for us. We’ve started to say that maybe there isn’t anything wrong with going back and looking at characters that people still talk about, that were a big part of either their childhood or their youth. I definitely wouldn’t close the door on that.”
Considering those are both franchises that were a part of my childhood, I would be absolutely thrilled to see a reemergence of both of those characters. It was back in a time when it was more about solid as hell gameplay mechanics rather than graphics, and I would love to see that kind of focus again.