After releasing last October for the previous generation of consoles, Toys for Bob’s latest high-speed platformer Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is officially coming to the PlayStation 5. The gameplay was shown off during today’s PlayStation State of Play event, which also featured a release date for the new version: March 12, 2021.
It’s About Time sees bandicoot siblings Crash and Coco team up to save the universe from the efforts of villains Dr. Neo Cortex and Dr. N Tropy. The plot, which picks up after previous series entry Crash Bandicoot: Warped, involves rescuing the Quantum Masks, which bestow powers including the ability to manipulate gravity and even time itself. Other playable characters include the villainous Cortex, the powerful Dingodile, and an alternate-universe version of Tawna Bandicoot featuring a super cool new look.
The PlayStation 5 version of the game will use the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback function of the DualSense controller to make each character’s different playstyle feel even more unique and alive. From Crash’s spins to Tawna’s hookshot and Dingodile’s vacuum, players will feel each and every movement like never before. Plus, the upgraded version will feature faster loading times, the ability to play the game in 4K 60fps, and enhanced 3D audio (the latter requiring a compatible headset to experience.)
In addition, players who previously purchased the PlayStation 4 version of the game will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version at no additional cost. PS4 saves can be transferred to the PS5 so you can pick up right where you left off. Plus, PlayStation 5 Activity Cards help you monitor your progress and conquer difficult challenges and reach one hundred percent completion – or perhaps even one hundred and six percent!
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time debuts for PlayStation 5 as well as Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X/S on March 12. A PC release is also currently planned for later in 2021.