During Activision’s Financial Quarter Report, company president Robert Kostich spoke briefly about remastering or revamping some of the older IPs within the company’s library. Kotich noted that “we think there’s a lot of IP in [Activision’s library] that fans are going to want to experience again,” and that we should “stay tuned for some future announcements.”
Activision has been, of course, responsible for a trilogy of critically lauded remasters of classic PS1-era games, the members of which being the Crash N-Sane Trilogy, Spyro’s Reignited Trilogy and Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled. CTR, the latest of the bunch, remains a popular kart racer despite recent controversies surrounding a CTR retroactively adding microtransactions into the game’s shop system.
Other PS1-era titles under Activision’s belt include Tenchu, Vigilante 8, and the surprisingly decent Toy Story 2 game. As a long-time fan of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series, it saddens me that Activision no longer owns the rights to that franchise despite later games in the series being less than stellar. I’d have loved to see them take another crack at Pro Skater HD!
Activision’s previous remasters have been of extremely high quality, so fans (myself included) are excited to see what classic they will revive next. Perhaps they could dip their toes into later eras in gaming – a game like 2005’s open-world western GUN could benefit significantly from a fresh, Red Dead-inspired coat of paint. 2009’s Prototype also springs to mind as a forgotten Activision property that deserves another look.
What classic (or unappreciated gem) Activision properties would you like to see receive a new lease on life? Leave your ideas in the comments below!
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