Activision says ‘stay tuned’ for future remaster announcements
Crash N. Sane Trilogy has sold over 10 million copies
Activision has teased plans to announce new remasters following recent success modernising classic IPs.
“At Activision we have seen great results from remastering some of these beloved games over the last couple of years,” president Robert Kostich said during the publisher’s second quarter earnings call on Thursday.
“If you look at Crash N. Sane Trilogy, Spyro Reignited Trilogy and Crash Team Racing, there’re all incredible games that our teams have done a really great job at modernising for today’s platforms.
“The player response to each of these has been fantastic and I’d say for example, if you look at Crash N. Sane Trilogy, that one has sold through over 10 million copies, so they’re obviously having a big impact on our bottom line and a real impact there, but I’d say what’s really important is that it’s reaffirming the enduring nature of these franchises for us.
“When you look at our IP library, we think there’s a lot of IP in there that fans are going to want to experience again, so on that one, I’d say stay tuned for some future announcements.
“But just beyond pure remasters,” Kostich continued, “there are also a lot of opportunities now to innovate and think about totally new content within these IPs, so as we think about it, there’s a lot of growth opportunities for the business over time within Activision based on our library of IP and frankly more broadly across the company which collectively has a tonne of great IP.”
During Thursday’s earnings call, Activision chief operating officer Coddy Johnson also said the company has a number of surprises in store for the “breathtaking” Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, “including the largest post-launch content pipeline in franchise history”.