Funny, I've never seen any evidence of this claim. Either way, fact remains that she's never been canon, especially since 64 rebooted the series, and being in a meaningless-in-the-long-run multiplayer mode wouldn't instantly make her canon anyway, so everyone pissed off that Krystal "took her place" needs to get the fuck over it, especially since it's been 15 years now since Krystal's introduction, and even that happened six years after 64 reset everything.>>1992>No I'm in the party of: "there was no fucking build up for their relationship other than "oh both are foxes"
Uh… What fucking version of the games did you play? Also, something worth noting is that Adventures had a ton of content cut from it so they could get it released at all, including direct telepathic contact between Fox and Krystal and an entire final area where Krystal allies with Fox and even has a fight to the death General Scales. So no, they don't need to axe shit, Microsoft should've allowed Rare more damn time. Additionally, two years went by between Adventures and Assault. You DO realize that, right? That Assault doesn't take place like a few days after or something? That's two years of offscreen development Fox and Krystal's relationship went through. And finally, kinda hard to "drop and rework it" when they've already established it. Like, please tell me you're not one of those idiots who thinks every "new" 64 remake or rerelease of an old game is a fucking reboot of the entire franchise.
And no, no matter how you spin it, Krystal joining Star Wolf, a team of criminals, and suddenly loving Panther, her stalker who she only ever previously showed annoyance and bemusement towards, makes no fucking sense unless you write her as the spiteful, schizophrenic bitch Command portrayed her as.