Xbox Now Has The Iconic PlayStation Mascots Spyro and Crash
This is true. Xbox has just confirmed that Activision is being purchased. It’s all there. Microsoft, please! It’s Tuesday afternoon.
Activision includes many studios, including Demonware and Blizzard Entertainment. Toys for Bob is the team behind the PlayStation icons Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, and Demonware. If you have been following along, then Crash Bandicoot and Spyro will soon be owned by Xbox.
Crash and Spyro were two of the most exclusive PlayStation titles back in the day. Although they have been distributed to other platforms, it is still quite strange to think they are now under Microsoft’s control and may even be Xbox exclusives of how the tables have turned. This is by no means a guarantee. However, it would be possible for Xbox to make it happen if they wanted.
This massive acquisition will cost Xbox $68.7 trillion. Disney originally bought Marvel and Star Wars for $8 billion each to put this in perspective. This is a huge amount of money, but they have all the IPs that Xbox can use to their hearts’ content, so it’s a great move.
Although it is not clear if Bobby Kotick, Activision’s controversial CEO, will step down or not after the transaction closes, I believe it safe to assume that most people would like that given the abuse allegations and lawsuits that have been filed against the company.
One thing is certain: Crash and Spyro now reside in Xbox’s domain. Tell that to someone who was born in 1998. You could also tell someone from 1998 about anything that happened in the last two years. Their favourite mascots being bought by a rival gaming company wouldn’t surprise them.