Microsoft Reportedly Reaches Agreement With Crash Bandicoot Dev Toys for Bob for New Game

Microsoft Reportedly Reaches Agreement With Crash Bandicoot Dev Toys for Bob for New Game

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Microsoft has reportedly reached an agreement with former Crash Bandicoot developer Toys for Bob for the studio’s next game.

In February, Toys for Bob announced plans to spin off from Microsoft-owned Activision to become an indie developer. Toys for Bob is the developer behind Skylanders, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, and Crash Bandicoot games, but in more recent years had become a Call of Duty support studio.

At the time, Toys for Bob said it was exploring “a possible partnership between our new studio and Microsoft”, adding both Microsoft and Activision were “extremely supportive” of its new direction. While Toys for Bob’s first project as an indie studio is apparently “in the early days”, fans wondered speculated it could be a revival of Crash, Spyro, or another IP Toys for Bob has become known and beloved for.

Now, according to Windows Central, that partnership is a done deal, with Microsoft agreeing to fund development of the unannounced game. This new game will be “similar” to games Toys for Bob has made in the past, Windows Central said. Microsoft and Toys for Bob are yet to comment.

When Toys for Bob announced its independence, it told fans to “keep your horns on and your eyes out for more news.” Some are taking this as a nod to Spyro the Dragon. Now Microsoft owns Activision Blizzard, it owns all associated intellectual property, including Crash and Spyro.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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