Crash Bandicoot 4 Gets A Switch, PC, PS5, Xbox Series X Release Date

Crash Bandicoot 4 Gets A Switch, PC, PS5, Xbox Series X Release Date
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For those who missed out on the punishing brutality of Crash Bandicoot 4 the first time around, Activision has announced you’ll get a second crack of the whip real soon.

In a release early Wednesday morning Australian time, Activision announced that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time would be brought to the Nintendo Switch and next-gen consoles on March 12, with a PC release “later this year”. The pricing is naturally going to be staggered: while Australian RRP hasn’t been announced at the time of writing, Activision said the Switch version of the game would go for $US39.99, and $US59.99 for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions.

Those who already have Crash Bandicoot 4 on the PS4 or Xbox One will get access to the next-gen versions for free, although the release notes that Japanese users will have to pay 100 yen to access the PS5 version of the game. (You’ll also need to have the Crash 4 disc in the drive, so this won’t work if you’ve gotten the PS5 Digital Edition.)

“PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S players can purchase the previous generation’s version of the game now and take advantage of the upgrade offer on March 12,” Activision said in a separate FAQ.

The game will target native 4K/60 FPS on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, while the Xbox Series S will upscale to 4K. The PS5 version of the game will also utilise 3D audio and the extra haptic feedback of the DualSense controller for Tawna’s hookshot, or Neo Cortex’s blaster. Activity cards will also be included for PS5 users, which might help those stuck on a level or people looking to complete achievements.

As for PC, the game will be released through Battle.net at this stage. There’s no mention of a release on Steam, Epic Games Store or other platforms.

Comments

  • Yes we finally got an announcement from Activision and that both Toys For Bob and Beenox have listened.
    At last Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time is coming to Nintendo Switch PS5 and Xbox Series X on March 12 next month.
    I thought Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time was going to be coming out in October this year but no the release date for Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time has been brought forward by Activision to next month that’s when the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is due to be rolled out as it’s currently awaiting approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration or TGA.
    With Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time coming out on Nintendo Switch PS5 and Xbox Series X March 12 next month.
    I’ll most definitely be getting the digital release for Nintendo Switch and most importantly I can’t wait to play as Dingodile.
    And for that I say It’s About Time that we finally got that announcement from Activision regarding Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time and we did.
    Thanks for the exciting announcement Activision along with you guys at Toys For Bob and Beenox and I am looking forward to playing Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time and most importantly I can’t wait to play as Dingodile.

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