Crash Bandicoot 4 headed to next-gen consoles and Switch on March 12

The Crash Bandicoot series made a triumphant return to the spotlight under Activision's wing, when the company remade the original trilogy of games under the title Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy. The game was successful enough that it eventually prompted a fourth entry in the series, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, which released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 2. The title has amassed critical acclaim, garnering an 85 aggregate score on Metacritic.

Now, the title is headed to next-generation consoles, as well as the Nintendo Switch and PC. The new console versions of the game will be available on March 12, while PC users will be able to get the game on Battle.net later this year. On next-generation consoles, the game will run at 4K and 60 frames per second - the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will render at 4K natively, while the Xbox Series S will use upscaling. The game will also support 4K on PC and have an uncapped framerate, though that naturally depends on how powerful your PC is.

Crash Bandicoot running on a wooden platform above water

For those unfamiliar with the title, it once again features the titular character Crash, alongside Coco, attempting to stop the evil plans of enemies trying to take over the multiverse. In addition to the classic jumping and spinning, there are new moves like wall running, rail grinding, and rope swinging as part of the moveset. The game also revolves around the use of four Quantum Masks, which give the main characters different abilities such as inverting gravity.

If you already bought the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you'll be able to upgrade to the next-generation version of the game for free, as long as you stay in the same console family and don't live in Japan. In fact, you can't actually pre-order it for Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5, but you can buy the existing versions and upgrade on March 12. If you'd rather play on the Switch, you'll be happy to know this will be the cheapest version of the game (tied with the PC release), at $39.99, compared to the $59.99 of the versions on other consoles. Pre-orders for both the Switch and PC versions are now available.

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