Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Gets New Level, HDR, Faster Loading

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Gets New Level, HDR, Faster Loading

Today's N. Sane update comes with a brand-new level for Crash 3: Warped, support for HDR displays, and faster loading times.

Here we are just a year later, and Crash is back again! All of us at Vicarious Visions are so excited for the June 29 release of our brand-new Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped level, Future Tense, which will be available at no additional charge for PS4 players who own the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.

We can’t wait to see your reactions to the new level and watch as you all try (and try, and try) to fully conquer the level, including the bonus area, death route, and of course the platinum relic. But before we talk more about Future Tense, let’s talk about what else PS4 players have to look forward to!

Stormy Ascent

For those of you who bought the game last year, you may or may not have picked up our first DLC level, Stormy Ascent. Stormy Ascent is now also available at no additional charge for all PS4 players; just head to the PlayStation Store and download it!

If you’re just now picking up the N. Sane Trilogy for the first time, Stormy Ascent is a notoriously difficult level that was cut during Naughty Dog’s original development of Crash Bandicoot. Last year, we rebuilt it and released it along with a brand-new bonus area for the level. If you’re a fan of hardcore challenges, you won’t want to miss it!

Crash Bandicoot Stormy Ascent

New Game Updates

Additionally, fans will notice some new updates to the game starting today. These include improved loading times, as PS4 fans will get to experience our exciting new Nitro loading technology! With this new loading behavior, the game will start loading level content into memory predictively while you play, in addition to dynamically keeping the most frequently used asset in memory.

The result of these optimizations is that you should typically experience loading times nearly as fast as Crash can say “Woah!” I’m also happy to say that we are bringing HDR support to PS4 and PS4 Pro! If both your TV and console support it, HDR will automatically enable when you start the game.

Future Tense

And finally, most exciting of all we have Future Tense, the first ever brand-new level designed for the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy! We’ve built a difficult, dangerous level full of hidden areas to discover. If you haven’t unlocked all of Crash’s abilities in Warped, don’t worry – you’ll still be able to complete the level. But for the completionists and speed runners, you’re going to want to tackle this level with every ability you’ve got.

Future Tense combines the old with the new. While the focus was to design a brand-new level, we still wanted to give the hardcore Crash Bandicoot fans that are versed in development lore something they could recognize, so we paid homage to the Crash Bandicoot cut Waterfall level in a few ways. The Waterfall level was based on ascending a giant waterfall in a dense jungle, using logs to launch you higher as you go. Future Tense has you ascending a giant skyscraper in an urban jungle, using elevators to take you to the next floor. We’ve also added the iconic “Waterwheel” hazard from the cut level, and keen-eyed players may spot an area or two of the level that matches silhouettes from the Waterfall level.

Crash Bandicoot Future Tense

With today’s release of Future Tense, Stormy Ascent becoming available at no additional charge, and the PS4 updates, there are more reasons than ever to jump into the world of Crash Bandicoot! We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Most importantly you finally added in Dingodile’s post-boss fight line from the original Warped game. I couldn’t be more happier with that fix.

  • I’m super excited to play… BUT it still says DLC required when I try to get to the level. I just went on the ps store and the only add on available is stormy ascent still.
    Where is it? When can I download it from the store?

  • DLC still isn’t live. Not difficult to have things roll out at midnight.

  • Wait, it’s just now getting HDR? Wasn’t that announced before launch?….

    And, I didn’t know about this, but I wonder why they chose a different theme than the original for the new level.

  • Anybody else experience issues with screen flickering on the pro with hdr enabled? I constantly have to reset my console to get it to stop for a few hours. I have a Samsung 4k hdr TV and never have any problems with my xbox one x

    • If you’re having trouble with HDR, you’ll have to post some specs. Everything down to the lengths of your HDMI cables.

  • I’m assuming this means no fixes for the physics not being properly imitated? I haven’t beat none of the 3 games in this trilogy because Crash 2 which I literally know inside out has me dying in dumb ways like jumping on the edge of a box and basically being launched off the stage sliding off ice. Also dying because ice doesn’t have the momentum nor the same advantages. I understand fixing the the way collision never existed on ice in the original but the other stuff shouldn’t be different.
    Also did it add the ability to skip the opening crap for the game.

    • The physics are perfectly fine, they don’t have to function in the exact same way as the original trilogy, you could just relearn how to play the game. Happy to say that you can skip the intro cut scene the very moment the Vicarious Visions logo pops up on the screen and Loading is not just faster, it’s atleast 4 or 5 times the speed it was.

  • I hope we’re getting the 60 fps patch like pc.

  • What about it get a faster framerate? It’s possible to run this game at 60fps on ps4 pro.

  • When i first heard about the new level, future tense, i was VERY excited to play it because i played every Crash :3 levels multiple times and i personely love Future Frenzy and Gone Tomorrow levels, so seeing you guys continue to support your fans like that is really apprecieting! I tried future tense, and it was REALLY COOL! Hope you guys keep up the good work!

  • Love the iniciative! but as a Latin american speaker… I wish that you could bring an option to actually play the game in english with subtitles or something like that. in other hand… the game is just awesome! hope to see CTR soon

  • Can’t wait! The loading at startup was very tedious after a while. Imagine watching the opening cart scene in Skyrim every time you turned the game on. It’s what it felt like. Glad to see crash getting some love

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