Crash Team Racing is sliding onto current-gen consoles soon with a remaster, according to multiple reports. There have been rumors about a Crash Team Racing remaster for some time, but things just got real. We now have an official tease from Activision, who sent the following curio to PlayStation Access personality Hollie Bennett:
Those, my friends, are fuzzy dice. You know where you hang fuzzy dice, don’t you? You hang them from your rear-view mirror, and the accompanying note reads, “Sliding into the Game Awards on 6/12.” Old-school gamers have been hoping for a chance to race and slide in HD for a while now, and it looks like Activision is finally going to give us the green light.
The Crash-colored dice aren’t exactly cryptic, but in case you’re still holding on to some doubt, Eurogamer is reporting that the teaser is legitimate. “Eurogamer understands this tease to be the real deal,” they report, “and Activision will make its CTR remake official later this week. It’s no Mario Kart, but it’ll keep us busy until Nintendo hits the track next.”
I suppose that this is a good opportunity to point out that this won’t simply be a remaster, but a remake from the ground up. Visuals are going to be completely overhauled to make the most of current-gen consoles, and we may even see some tweaks to gameplay and physics. Don’t worry, though, Activision knows how to preserve the spirit and “feel” of its original games; the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy proved as much.
Regardless, you will definitely want to tune in to this year’s The Game Awards, which airs tomorrow, Thursday November 6, at 7:30PM central. For those of you in Australia that means that you can tune in Friday at 11:30AM. In addition to the inevitable Crash Team Racing remake reveal, we’re also looking forward to several major reveals and world premiere trailers. Executives from Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox have been teasing some big things, so there’s going to be something for everyone.
In case you’re curious, we’re also hearing that a Metroid Prime trilogy remaster is in the works, and is set to be revealed tomorrow as well. Stay tuned.