Crash Bandicoot 4 will launch on PC in 2021, but not on Steam

February 9, 2021 Crash 4 hits PC “later this year”.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is finally coming to new platforms in just a few weeks, and the PC version has been confirmed too. But while the new Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and S ports will launch on March 12, we’re going to be waiting until sometime “later this year” for the PC version.

“The game will also launch on PC via Battle.net later this year,” Activision says in a press release. So don’t expect the game to hit Steam, unlike the N. Sane Trilogy remakes. There’s no more specific indication of the launch window, so expect it any time between now and December 31, I guess.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy originally launched exclusively on PlayStation 4 in 2017, and came to other consoles and PC a year later. Spyro Reignited Trilogy (developed by Toys for Bob, the same studio behind Crash 4) similarly launched for consoles in 2018, and came to PC a year later. (“PC a year later” is becoming a common theme, here.)

As the title implies, Crash Bandicoot 4 ignores the later entries in the series to directly follow Naughty Dog’s original trilogy of PS1 platform games. This time, Crash and Coco will collect four space-time altering Quantum Masks to unlock new gameplay powers, like abilities to slow down time or flip stages upside down.

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Check out some more upcoming PC games to help fill the time until Crash 4 makes its PC debut.