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Sony not ruling out Crash Bandicoot and Spyro PlayStation revivals

"In concept, it is something we've been discussing," says PlayStation boss

Sony hasn't ruled out the idea of reviving the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro franchises on PlayStation.

Crash Bandicoot and Spyro began life on PSone under publisher Sony, with Naughty Dog and Insomniac handling development duties respectively, but the rights to both franchises are currently owned by Activision.

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However, asked if Sony has any plans to bring back either series on PlayStation anytime soon, Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House told the Telegraph: "This is very dangerous ground. 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."

While Spyro has seen success in Activision's Skylanders series, the last console-based Crash Bandicoot game was Activision's Crash: Mind Over Mutant, which launched on PS2, Xbox 360 and Wii in 2008.

In November 2013, Activision denied rumours it has sold Crash Bandicoot to Sony.

"Activision owns Crash Bandicoot and we continue to explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life," a spokesperson for the company said at the time.

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