Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled: Good & Bad news for fans

It hasn’t been confirmed exactly which tracks from Nitro Kart will feature in the remake, how many, or whether Beenox plans to add more via DLC or free updates.

It’s worth mentioning that after it launched in 2017, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy received new downloadable stages. Don’t be surprised if Activision announces a content roadmap for its upcoming kart racer in future.

If the team is looking to make this the definitive bandicoot-starring kart racer, there’s a chance it could even pull characters, tracks, and content from 2005’s Crash Tag Team Racing.

The original Crash Team Racing featured 17 unique tracks. While it sounds like a decent number, compared to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and its bumper lineup of 48 tracks, it’s easy to see where some of that pressure on Beenox comes from, especially if Activision expects the game to have an active online community.

Speaking of online multiplayer, this is perhaps Nitro-Fueled’s biggest new feature. You’ll no longer have to huddle around a PlayStation Multitap with your friends.

However, if you all pick up a copy of the remake on different platforms, sadly you won’t be able to play together online.

According to Wilson “there’s no plan for cross-play at this time”, he said in an interview with Stevivor.

He gave no explanation as to why though Activision hasn’t been particularly proactive when it comes to enabling cross-platform online play with its games. Similar questions were asked last year with the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

At the time an Activision Blizzard spokesperson explained:

“We’ve had a great experience with cross-play for Hearthstone on other platforms and have witnessed how compelling it can be for our community.”

“There’s still a lot of work to do on both our side and the platform side to understand whether cross-play might be integrated into our other games.”

“So we’ll be watching the upcoming test and will assess what the potential impact of this feature would be for our players and our games.”

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled launches on June 21st for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Those who pick up the game on PS4 will get their hands on some free exclusive goodies including retro-inspired skins for Crash, Coco, and Cortex, as well as retro karts and a retro track.

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