While many have been chiming for Crash Bandicoot to return for a long time, we don't actually know WHY we want him back. If you look at numbers past the original, you can see why the game went the way of the dinosaur. Honestly, it comes down to a declination of the series past the original.
Learn all about it in this great video essay by Good Blood. It has a bit of a Sony bias (I felt the comments made about Super Mario 64 were alittle off base considering overall the game was beautiful for it's time) but it's well worth your time. Check it out below.