You may have felt a similar feeling during the gameplay reveals of Halo Infinite and Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart - it's nice enough to watch a demo, but it would be even better to feel it on the sticks for yourself.
Keep reading to learn everything we currently know about the Crash Bandicoot 4 demo, and whether fans will be able to play it for themselves...
Will the Crash Bandicoot 4 demo come to PS4, Xbox One or PC?
Activision and Toys for Bob have confirmed in a recent PlayStation blog post that fans clamouring for some early Crash Bandicoot action will be able to play its demo on September 16 ahead of its October 2 launch.
However, if you're on the fence about the latest Crash game and we're hoping a demo could convince you to buy (or pass) on this latest title, there's some bad news. The playable demo will only be available for fans who have already pre-ordered the game digitally for the PS4 or Xbox One.
During the demo, you'll be able to play through two levels from the middle of Crash Bandicoot: It's About Time. These are Snow Way Out and Dino Dash. Fans will also take control of Dr. Neo Cortex in a Snow Way Out alternate timeline level.
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Will the Crash Bandicoot 4 demo be playable on PS5 or Xbox Series X?
Activision has NOT confirmed if there will be a Crash Bandicoot 4 demo on PS5 or Xbox Series X, so perhaps we shouldn't hold our breath on this count, especially as the demo currently only appears to be for those who pre-order the game.
You could argue that putting out a free next-gen demo for Crash Bandicoot 4 wouldn't be in Microsoft or Sony's best interest. After all, fans who have already splurged on a new console are probably already in the market to pay full price for a few new games.
Unless a Crash Bandicoot demo is announced, PlayStation 5 fans will just have to make do with Astro's Playroom, a sequel to Astro Bot, which Sony is bundling in for free with every PS5 console bought. It's a cute little game which will explain all the new features that the PS5 has, such as the DualSense controller's haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
It may not have the mass appeal of a Crash Bandicoot 4 demo, but Astro's Playroom is a pretty cool thing for day-one adopters of the PS5 to enjoy!
Crash Bandicoot 4 gameplay demo video
While we wait for the Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time demo, we'll be watching the gameplay videos like this one, patiently waiting our turn...
Doesn't it look cool?
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