KEY POINTS

  • "Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time" was released on Oct. 1
  • It launched on PS4 and Xbox One
  • New rumor claims that "Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time" could be released on Nintendo Switch

“Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” was officially released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on Oct. 1, but rumors about its Nintendo Switch port have been rife online, especially, today, with another piece of evidence pointing that the platform game developed by Toys for Bob could be heading to the hybrid gaming console.

Someone has reportedly spotted a new piece of evidence pointing that “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” could be heading to Nintendo Switch. As reported by YouTuber Canadian Guy Eh, the data miner found the proof at the game’s INI files. According to the YouTuber, since the game is made on Unreal Engine 4, profiles for all consoles are already in the engine.

Interestingly, the YouTuber argues that the discovery of files referencing “Copied from Falcon” adds more credence to the rumor. Falcon was the name for “Spyro Reignited” another game developed by Toys for Bob who made the Switch port in-house, the YouTuber added. "This phrase simply means that they borrowed some Switch optimization code from Spyro Reignited to get the base done for Crash 4 on Switch," the content creator further explained.

Crash Bandicoot Vicarious Visions has confirmed that it had to change the handling, physics and difficulty of the remastered/remake of "Crash Bandicoot" for the "N. Sane Trilogy." Photo: Vicarious Visions

Based on the YouTuber’s statement, it appears that Toys for Bob may have borrowed some codes from “Spyro Reignited Trilogy” for “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.” This could mean that the “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” on Switch could target the same frame rate and resolution. While this information is exciting, it is worth mentioning that this is not official and must be taken with a pinch of salt.

This is not the first time that the industry heard about “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” releasing on Nintendo Switch. The source code of the official website of the game was earlier discovered to mention a Nintendo Switch version.

A few weeks earlier, an ESRB rating for “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X appeared on the official listings board. Industry watchers and fans believed that this could mean Activision is also planning to release the game in next-generation gaming consoles.