Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
is making its way to PS5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Nintendo Switch, and more this year, following its 2020 debut on PS4 and Xbox One.Activision and developer Toys for Bob have announced that Crash 4 will be released for PS5, both Xbox Series platforms, and Nintendo Switch on March 12, with a PC release via Battle.net sometime later this year. The PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will run natively at 4K 60 FPS, while the Xbox Series S version will run at 60 FPS with upscale to 4K. These next-gen versions will also include faster loading times and 3D audio, and players who have already purchased It’s About Time on PS4 or Xbox One can upgrade to the respective next-gen version at no extra cost, except for in Japan, and transfer over save data.
The PS5 version of It’s About Time will also make use of the DualSense’s adaptive triggers when using weapons like Neo Cortex’s blaster and Tawna’s Hookshot, while Activity Cards on the system will offer breakdowns of progress in each dimension.
For those not upgrading, the PS5/Xbox Series versions will cost $59.99, and the Switch version is available for preorder today in certain territories for $39.99, the same price it will cost on PC.
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Activision also promises more “fun happenings in celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary” to come later this year for Crash fans to look forward to, but future plans remain a secret for now.
For more on the Crash sequel, be sure to check out our Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time review, read up on Crash Bandicoot 4’s throwback map design, and whether you’ve started playing or plan to, be sure to check out IGN’s Crash 4 wiki guide. And for what may come next, be sure to read up on what may be a tease for Spyro 4.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior News Editor, host of Podcast Beyond!, and PlayStation lead. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.