Activision plans more remastered games


In its annual report for investors, Activision-Blizzard has revealed that it is keen to release more remastered versions of old games in its back-catalogue.

In 2017, the company chalked up a big hit with Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, a judiciously remastered package of the first three games in the legendary platform franchise, which shifted more than 2.5 million units. That seems to have given it the taste for further remasters; according to the annual report, Activision’s plans for 2018 game releases include: “Releases of remastered versions of titles from our library of IP.” 

We already revealed that the Spyro the Dragon games are a prime candidate to receive Activision’s remaster treatment. But it will be fascinating to see what else the company digs up from yesteryear to make over: we’d love to see the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games make a comeback, or perhaps Pitfall, and Activision has held the licence to make James Bond games since 2007. As ever, we’ll keep you abreast of further developments.

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Steve Boxer
Steve Boxer has been writing about videogames since the early 1990s. His first console was an Atari VCS, and he misspent most of his youth in the 1980s in the arcades. As well as for Green Man Gaming, he can be found writing for The Guardian, Empire, TechRadar and Pocket-Lint. He’s currently having trouble deciding whether his favourite console is his Xbox One X or his Switch, and plays a wide range of games, but especially RPGs (he loves a good JRPG) action-adventure titles, shooters of all descriptions and driving games. Follow him here.