Video Shows Canceled 2010 Crash Team Racing Game In Action
A video along with a handful of details have appeared online showcasing a canceled Crash Team Racing reboot that was in development in 2010.
Crash Bandicoot fan site Crash Mania posted the video online you see below. The game was originally being developed in tandem with another canceled Crash Bandicoot game, Crash Landed. The two were supposed to be follow-ups to 2008's Crash: Mind Over Mutant.
The build of the game shown in the video features four characters, one race track, and shows off the ability to customize your kart with different animal-themed engines and wheels. The characters also appear to have distinct powers, like the shark's ability to snap people off the track in its jaws and Polar the polar bear's ability to ride a gigantic snow ball on the track. You can find more details on Crash Mania.
The Crash Bandicoot name is still owned by Activision. Activision clarified its ownership last year when rumors surfaced that the franchise may have been sold to Sony. When asked about the future of Crash Bandicoot, a representative from Activision said, "We continue to explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life.”
It's hard to say how fun a game is without playing it, but this Crash Team Racing game looks interesting. Seeing the shark attack another racer on the track was a surprise, and the animal-themed wheels and customizations are cool. It's disappointing to hear the game was canceled. There's a big demand for a new Crash entry and I hope Activision recognizes it.