Steam Release Of Crash Bandicoot 4 Announced For 18th October

The info was revealed in a package to a YouTuber by Activision.

Platform games were the life of the gaming industry in the 80s. They’re what mainstreamed video gaming. Starting with Donkey Kong, there have been tons of other popular titles, including Super Mario, that have had an immense impression on the 80s and 90s kids. Crash Bandicoot is one such franchise.

Originally developed by Naughty Dog, as a PlayStation exclusive, the franchise has outgrown more than a few big names. With tons of spin-offs, including party games, the franchise has been at the epitome of platform games for the better part of two decades now.

Major Takeaways

  • Steam release for Crash Bandicoot 4 has been confirmed for 18 October.
  • It was revealed by CanadianGuyEh, a YouTuber, who received a package from Activision.
  • The package also indicated a possible announcement regarding Crash Bandicoot’s next game in The Game Awards on the 12th of October.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, the 9th game in the main series, was released in 2020. The game continues the story from Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Uka Uka, the antagonist of the game, after being defeated by Crash, aims to recuperate.

He also intends to break free of himself and the two evil Doctors, Nefarious Trophy and Neo Cortex. Crash and his sister Coco are faced with the challenge of confronting them and saving the universe.

Developed by Toys For Bob, a US-based studio, the game was originally released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Later in 2021, it was released for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PC. Now, a package to a YouTuber from the publishers confirms the Steam release of the game on 18th October.

In a YouTube video, a respected gaming Youtuber, CanadianGuyEh, announced that he has received a package from Activision, the current publisher of Crash Bandicoot.

YouTube video

The package contained an item list on the back of the box. It had the date Steam release date for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. The announcement read as follows,

Crash Bandicoot 4. It’s About Time. Is Coming. To Steam. October 18.”

Crash Bandicoot 4 steam release announcement

This ended a long wait for the fans of the franchise. And it showed in their positive reaction. But that was not all. The package also revealed that fans should also expect the next Crash Bandicoot game’s announcement during The Game Awards on 12th October.

Next Crash Bandicoot game announcement

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be released on Steam on the 18th of October. Are you excited about the Steam release? Tell us in the comments below!

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