Sony has "been thinking about" how to bring back Crash Bandicoot, SCE boss Andrew House has revealed, telling fans not to "close the door" on the idea of seeing the PlayStation mascot on PS4.

Speaking to The Telegraph about the prospect of bringing back Crash Bandicoot and Spyro The Dragon, House acknowledged that discussing anything about the two characters was "very dangerous ground", but teased:

"In concept, it is something we've been thinking about and discussing, and this is a shift for us. We've started to say that maybe there isn't anything wrong with going back and looking at characters that people still talk about, that were a big part of either their childhood or their youth. I definitely wouldn't close the door on that."

Both Crash Bandicoot and Spyro are currently owned by Activision, having started out on the original PlayStation under Sony.

But while Spyro has seen success under the publisher with Skylanders, Crash Bandicoot has struggled to live up to the reputation of Naughty Dog's earlier games, with an unannounced Crash title believed to have been cancelled in late 2012.

Last November, Activision said that it was continuing to "explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life".