Crash Bandicoot cell recreation is ‘On the Run’ to an early grave

Written by Jeff Lampkin

Recreation developer King stated at this time it’s shutting down Crash Bandicoot: On the Run. The Android and iOS title did not final lengthy, because it had simply launched in March 2021.

King announced on its Fb web page (through Eurogamer) that it might shut down the sport’s servers on February sixteenth, 2023, after which you’ll not have the ability to play. All in-app purchases are already turned off, and gamers may have till the sport’s final day to spend any bought purple crystals.

The sport was an auto-runner within the vein of Temple Run. Holding their telephones in portrait orientation, gamers used contact controls to maneuver the furry marsupial from lane to lane, dodging obstacles, breaking containers and firing projectiles.

King left loads of room for confusion earlier than at this time’s announcement. Some followers observed final week that it had been delisted from Google Play and the App Retailer with out clarification. Twitter person Festive Charlie reached out (through Crashy News) to King buyer help asking concerning the elimination, and a consultant responded, “Relaxation assured although that the journey is much from over. Our technical wizards within the Studio are already busy placing their ending touches to extra thrilling options and islands which can be accessible very quickly.” Though it isn’t surprising {that a} developer’s (probably outsourced) customer-support staff can be left at midnight about an unannounced cancellation, it’s tougher to excuse suggesting to a fan the sport is about to obtain thrilling new content material when it was really on its deathbed.

Crash Bandicoot followers nonetheless have adventures to stay up for on greater screens. Subsequent 12 months, the multiplayer Crash Staff Rumble will deliver 4v4 enviornment matches to PS5/4, Xbox Collection X/S and Xbox One.

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