It’s the end of the road for Crash Bandicoot: On the Run, as the popular mobile game will shut down permanently in February 2023. The announcement comes as a surprise for many fans of the game, who have been playing and enjoying it since it was released in early 2021. While the shut down is indeed heartbreaking , Crash Bandicoot: On the Run had offered top notch fun and created its own niche in a short span. Let’s look at its legacy and the reason behind the shut down.
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run is a popular mobile game developed by King and published by Activision. Since the time the game was released has become a huge hit with players of all ages and regions. It featured classic Crash Bandicoot characters and levels, as well as new ones. Players can play through levels, collect items, and complete missions to progress. The game also has an array of power-ups, bosses, and mini-games to challenge players and keep them engrossed. Players can also compete against each other in leaderboards and daily events. The game was released for both Android and iOS devices, allowing players to enjoy it no matter what device they had.
Why is the Crash Bandicoot: On the Run Game Shutting Down?
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run was a mobile game released by King, a studio owned by Activision Blizzard. The game will no longer be available after 16 February 2023 due to the expiration of a licensing agreement between Activision Blizzard and Apple.
The game was based on the popular Crash Bandicoot series, which first debuted on the original PlayStation in 1996. As a mobile game, it featured 3D levels, classic characters, and items to collect and upgrade. Players could also battle bosses and other players in weekly tournaments for rewards.
Unfortunately, after a successful first year, Activision Blizzard decided not to renew their license with Apple. This means that all progress, purchases, and rewards made in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run will no longer be accessible once the game shuts down on 16 February 2023.
In an official statement from Activision Blizzard, they thanked the fans for their support over the past year and encouraged them to make the most of their time with the game before it disappears forever.
With the shutdown, all progress, content, and in-game purchases made in the game will be lost. Any active events or promotions will be terminated immediately.
While players can still continue to play the game until it shuts down on 16 February 2023, they will not be able to purchase any new items or in-game content with real money or obtain rewards from existing events. After 16 February 2023, players will no longer be able to access or play the game.
For optimists, there is still hope that Crash Bandicoot may return someday and there have been rumours of another entry in the franchise being developed for PC and consoles, though nothing has been officially confirmed yet. For now, we must take solace in knowing that we still have almost two months to enjoy Crash Bandicoot: On the Run, while we still can, until its unfortunate end in February 2023.