Crash Bandicoot: On the Run Closing in February
After barely a year of existence, the mobile runner proposed by King is already throwing in the towel. The closing of Crash Bandicoot: On the Run will be held on February 16, 2023, and fans will have to start saying goodbye much sooner. If you want to take advantage of it before the game stops completely, don’t forget to spend your purple crystals. I detail you developer announcement game to find out why Crash on mobile stops and surrender today.
Crash Bandicoot: On the Run, long inactive
Inactive on Twitter since its debut, Crash Bandicoot on mobile is not really a success for King. In the midst of the controversies surrounding the takeover of Activision Blizzard King by Microsoft, which has been scrutinized by all financial regulators, the mobile runner Crash Bandicoot based on the license imagined by Jason Rubin and Andy Gavin in 1996 has failed to establish itself sufficiently to meet the expectations of its publisher.
It’s quite surprising when you know that we ranked Crash Bandicoot among the best runners on Android and iOS and that the game, both single and multiplayerhad reached 20 million downloads very quickly.
As with all other discontinued games, the announcement of the closing of Crash Bandicoot: On The Run, which has been inactive for a long time, comes with an immediate halt to in-app purchases. In a year since its release, King’s mobile runner has found its audience and extended the Crash license to mobile, but without revolutionizing the genre. Against titans like Subway Surfers, Temple Run or The Rabbids, it was not enough.
Use your purple crystals before the end!
Obviously saddened to abandon their project, the developers shared the announcement of the discontinuation of Crash Bandicoot: On the Run on Android and iOS with the community via a Facebook post.
Word from the developers on the closure of Crash mobile
Crash fans, it is with heavy hearts that we inform you of our decision to terminate the service of Crash Bandicoot: On the Run as of February 16, 2023.
Bringing your favorite Crash characters to life was important to us and we genuinely enjoyed producing this game. Thank you for all of your time with us and we hope you will join us on one of our many other games.
King Developer Announcement Facebook Post
Despite the sadness of the fans, this message suggests that, as for Clash Quest abandoned by Supercell in September 2022, the developers of Crash Bandicoot: On the Run needed to transfer to another King project in development.
But the Crash license doesn’t stop there and neither does King. If you want to continue the adventure, Crash Team Rumble will soon be released on console for multiplayer platformer fun.
How to play Crash on mobile after closing the game?
It may seem odd not to be able to play a mobile runner that we have already installed while it works mostly offline. However, it is the most common decision among developers who abandon their game, to avoid distributions and alterations of content around the game.
Why can’t I access Crash Bandicoot: On the Run? Simply because it’s King’s choice. After the February 16, 2023, the game will be permanently unavailable and out of service. You won’t be able to download it or enjoy its gameplay if you have it installed. It will be the total shutdown of servers.
I leave you on a little Crash Bandicoot: On the Run gameplayinactive and unavailable as of February 2023.