You either live long enough for you and your PR team to announce your newest game OR the surprise is ruined by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee days before the official reveal.
Unfortunately this is the case for the next Crash Bandicoot game, It’s About Time! First hinted at by the new mask in that PlayStation commercial from November 2019, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is the first new Crash game in 12 years. It is being developed by Skylanders creators Toys for Bob, so they definitely know a thing or two about platformers.
The official Taiwan rating description of Crash’s next big adventure:
Crash is relaxing and exploring his island in his time, 1998, when he finds a mysterious mask hidden away in a cave, Lani-Loli. The mask is one of the Quantum Masks and apparently knows Aku-Aku, Crash’s mask friend! With the Quantum Masks returning and a Quantum Rift appearing near our heroes, they decide to bravely head through to different times and dimensions to stop whoever is responsible.
Are you ready for more Crash action? Can a new game finally surpass the greatness of any of the three original Naughty Dog games?? I guess we will discover these answers later this year when Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time releases on the PS4 and Xbox One.