Following the reports that a Crash Team Racing remaster announcement is pretty much guaranteed for The Game Awards, PlayStation Lifestyle thinks it’s clocked exactly when we can expect the game to release.
If you weren’t aware, a number of publications and influencers were recently sent a pair of orange fuzzy car dice from a mysterious source – a source many believe to be Activision, who own the rights to the Crash Bandicoot IP.
Add that to the fact that they’re fuzzy orange car dice and… well, come on. It doesn’t take a genius, does it?
— Chandler Wood (@FinchStrife) December 4, 2018
Working out the release date took a little bit more sleuthing, however. PlayStation Lifestyle writer Chandler Wood has suggested that the new Crash Team Racing will release on June 21, 2019.
Wood noticed that the dice he received were missing dots, and soon realised that it wasn’t just his own pair – every dice sent out to the media had this in common, implying it was a little more than an embarrassing mistake.
As it transpires, only one die is missing dots, with only the six side full. The other die has all dots present and accounted for, which means it has 21 dots in total. Wood points out that this equates to 21/6 (or 6/21 if you insist on putting the date the wrong way round).
This would, of course, imply a June 21 release date for Crash Team Racing. You could argue that this is nothing more than a coincidence, but it is worth noting that the N Sane Trilogy hit PS4 on June 30, while the subsequent Xbox, Switch, and PC ports arrived on June 29 a year later.
All in all, I’d say Wood presents a pretty strong case for the remaster releasing on June 6, 2019, but we’ll know for sure at The Game Awards. You can watch the show live at 1:30am (UK time) on December 7.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.