Crash Bandicoot 4 official artwork without logo

[Update #2]: Crash Bandicoot 4 has now landed onto Steam as well, while a new game is likely to get announced on December 8th, 2022.

[Update]: Crash Bandicoot 4 has now made its way onto PC, though sadly with an always-online requirement.

After being the target of a rather massive leak, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time was finally and officially announced a little while ago. You can expect to see it this October 2nd for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while the PC version will be lagging slightly behind as is unfortunately tradition.

Once Crash Bandicoot 4 became available for pre-order, however, it was quickly noticed that the Microsoft Store states it'll offer "in-app purchases." As you might imagine given the wording, this equally quickly resulted in a large amount of pushback against microtransactions in game that simply doesn't need them.

Thankfully, in a brief announcement over at Twitter, Toys For Bob have stated that Crash Bandicoot 4 will not have any microtransactions. Additionally, the Totally Tubular skins will be included in all digital versions of the game, not just pre-orders!

While I'm sure we'll have to wait a little while in order to get all of the answers, I sure do hope the whole "in-app purchases" thing will end up being related to some sort of DLC or expansion. After all, more actual content is certainly a lot more exciting than a couple of new skins!

Whatever the case may be, you can keep an eye on Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time over at the official website.