"Updates, updates, updates... We asked a ton about the currently ongoing private beta test and the not too distant public beta and got some pretty great responses. When asking about the private beta, Omar said they are considering adding new characters in addition to the originally announced 6, possibly new maps. For the Public beta he hopes that we will have the chance to participate at the same time EU and the rest of the regions do. He also hinted that the public beta might have cross play and will be similar to the build they had at PAX with Nathan Drake, Big Daddy, Heihachi, Toro, Good Cole, and Jak & Daxter. They definitely want to add a tutorial. They had two different builds of the game there one cross play build and one PS3 only build. We discovered from him that the Vita version of the game is being developed separately by a studio called Blue Point. He said that they are slightly behind them as SuperBot develops things first then hands them off to Blue Point, which could be one of the reasons why the game is delayed to November. He didn't share when exactly it would take place and also said that it would not creep up on us.
Of course you're all interested in what Omar had to say about Crash Bandicoot, right?! Well, he had something to say to all of you: "Of course we considered, Crash!" We joked a lot about Crash at PAX as it was his 16th birthday on the first day of the show. The first time we asked about him he said to ask Activision, and after some persistence he told us to stay tuned! One fan asked if he would be considered as DLC, and he gave him a strong no. "Crash, would NEVER be DLC, he would be a free character". What we took away from all this is that he might be one of the last characters they reveal of the game. Let's keep our fingers crossed."