Crash Bandicoot developer Toys for Bob goes independent

Posted on March 1, 2024

Toys for Bob has revealed its decision to spin off as an independent entity. This move is a milestone in the studio’s illustrious history, which has been marked by beloved titles and groundbreaking innovations.

In the statement, the studio expressed gratitude to its community of players for their support throughout its journey. With the decision to become independent, Toys for Bob enters a new chapter filled with creativity and innovation. By returning to its roots as a small and nimble team, the studio wants to explore new storytelling opportunities, create memorable characters, and deliver unique gameplay experiences to players everywhere.

The studio has been a staple in the gaming industry for its ability to evoke nostalgia, with the well-received Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The studio gained widespread acclaim for its work on the Skylanders series, which revolutionised the concept of toys-to-life gaming and garnered a dedicated fanbase worldwide.

In recent years, Toys for Bob has continued to make waves with its contributions to iconic franchises. Notably, the studio developed Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and received critical acclaim for its inventive gameplay and faithful homage to the beloved series. They also developed Crash Team Rumble, offering fans a new way to experience the Crash Bandicoot universe. Beyond its projects, Toys for Bob has also supported the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise.

Excitingly, Toys for Bob is also exploring a potential partnership with Microsoft, signalling a promising future for the studio and its upcoming projects. While details about their next game remain under wraps, the team is eager to share more updates soon.

Stay tuned for more updates from Toys for Bob as they embark on this exciting new chapter in their storied history.