The 2 to tango was at Crash at one point in tje stream. Someone asked about Crash and Omar answered the same way he answered why other characters they wanted could not get in.
Did we watch the same livestream or were people's ears only waiting to listen for magic words and not care about anything else or reasoning Omar had?
He never said that Crash wasn't in it. He used the Crash question as an opportunity to address the fact that not every fan-picked character would make it.
He never said that there were only 20 characters in the game--just the launch roster. I've never heard him say no unlockable characters (someone please link me to where he does say this). They are not currently working on DLC as of now--they are waiting to see if it is demanded post-launch before they do. He also said that there are more characters--just not ones that they will be talking about at [EB Game Expo].
If Crash wasn't in, if there were really only 20 on-disc characters, he would have said, "No, Crash is not in. We tried, but it just didn't work out. What you see of the roster so far is what you're going to get."
Omar answer about Crash was a dodge. He really didn't answer the question.
All he really said was that They hear the fan's and they are doing everything they can, but the decision is not only theirs.( for Crash or any other 3nd party character.)
Skip to 8:30 for Omar's answer to the roster
This reminds me of something, and this is important, it seems to me I recall Omar defining "DLC" as PAID for content, do you guys think they are planning on releasing more characters as free content after initial launch? This explains, well, pretty much everything, I think I'm gunna make a new thread for this going into more detail...