Over the weekend some sleuthing was done regarding the official website for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. While the game has been confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, launching on Oct. 2, a Nintendo Switch version has not been announced. However, some unpublished text on said website has been discovered that references a Crash Bandicoot 4 Switch version. Take that with a pinch of salt though, because it might just be a placeholder.
Dentro de la página de Crash Bandicoot 4, se encuentra un pequeño vestigio de Switch. Más en concreto se trata de un script que incluye el elemento "Nintendo Switch". Éste componente es quien nutre el menú de opciones de plataformas. Pueden comprobarlo ustedes mismos. pic.twitter.com/oTMtBno1ZV
— Sunwer ? La Guarida del Zorro ???? (@SunwerPrower) August 7, 2020
@SunwerPrower discovered the above text in the site’s source code. While the option for a Crash Bandicoot 4 Switch version is there, it deliberately hasn’t been pushed to the live version of the site. This is interesting because of the Crash games we already have on the Switch. Both Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled are available on Nintendo’s hybrid platform. It just generally makes sense that a Crash Bandicoot 4 Switch version would come eventually, and this could potentially be indicative of such plans.
However, it’s not uncommon for websites to be built using existing templates that the company has on hand, which can mean some unnecessary data gets pulled along for the ride. For instance, last year, a Call of Duty (another Activision Blizzard franchise) website listed Nintendo Switch in its source code, but obviously, no such Call of Duty game ever made its way to Switch. It’s still interesting that reference to Nintendo Switch has been specifically added to the “reserve” function of the Crash 4 page though.