Previously, we reported that Activision’s hit studio Vicarious Visions, who spearheaded the recently acclaimed Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, would be exclusively supporting Blizzard’s game development in the future as the developer had been merged with the larger studio. It appears now, however, that Vicarious Vision’s partner Toys for Bob who had been hard at work at revitalizing both Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon in recent years will be dropping into a nearby battlefield as they face a similar scenario.
Over the last few months, multiple claims surrounding Toys for Bob had made their way across the internet when employees seemingly began being hit with a swarm of layoffs. This included the likes of former character designer Nicholas Kole who had been vocal about the developer’s current situation as many of his colleagues were leaving the company without a choice.
According to several employees, the developer was shifting its efforts to collaborate with Activision’s teams working on Call of Duty: Warzone. In a string of tweets, Toys for Bob finally confirmed their current involvement with Raven Software on the battle royale’s upcoming third season.
— Toys For Bob (@ToysForBob) April 29, 2021
What exactly this will mean for both Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon is of course concerning for fans of the two recently revived franchises. The Video Games Chronicle [VGC] has reached out to Activision for comment, however, the publication is yet to receive any statement from the company. When more news makes the round regarding the situation with Toys for Bob and the future of the Crash Bandicoot franchise, we’ll be sure to let you all know.
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