WOAH! They actually did it. During the 2018 Game Awards, Activision and Vicarious Visions announced the highly anticipated Crash Team Racing remake we’ve been wanting since both companies released the N. Sane Trilogy. Now called Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, this amazing kart racer is being hyped up as a “built from the ground up” remaster of the original PlayStation game but with prettier graphics and online play.
That’s right, not only do you have the game’s excellent single-player Adventure Mode and fun couch multiplayer but now, you can challenge your friends online. This is a feature that the original PlayStation release could only dream of so seeing the developers include this feature shows just how much effort they are putting into this game.
Unlike the N. Sane Trilogy, which came out first on PS4 and was later ported to PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, this kart racing spinoff will be simultaneously released on all of the game systems listed above so no one gets left behind. Most of us assumed that Sony would want this to be exclusive for a little bit, given how it was originally a PlayStation game, but that won’t be the case.
Some fans may have called this game a Mario Kart/Diddy Kong Racing ripoff but this was the cream of the crop when it came to PSOne racers. Few PlayStation games in the ’90s can match the pure unadulterated fun that CTR had back then, so it’s going to be awesome replaying this gem with better graphics and maybe even better controls.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is coming out on June 21, 2019.