Spyro Trilogy Remaster in the Pipeline?

George Boatfield examines the recent speculation around the beloved PlayStation franchise.

George Boatfield
27th February 2018
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According to multiple sources close to the project, Activision is working on a remaster of the PlayStation 1 Spyro the Dragon trilogy in time for the series’ 20th anniversary. Following the success of their work on the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy, Vicarious Visions is at the helm of the project with it set to release some point during quarter three of 2018.

Like the Crash Bandicoot remaster, it will feature entirely redone assets, animations, lighting, cinematics and a re-recorded soundtrack. The Spyro trilogy will also have unannounced timed exclusivity on PS4 for one year. At the rumoured March announcement, this information will not be included, similarly with the reveal of the Crash Trilogy. As a result, multiple Crash ports are set to appear on other platforms this year. Nintendo Switch and Xbox One versions have been rumoured and thus can too be expected for the Spyro trilogy. 

It’s unsurprising that Activision would continue to make the most of their classics

After especially successful sales for the Crash trilogy, it’s unsurprising that Activision would continue to make the most of their classic IP. While the Crash trilogy has held up well to modern standards, it remains to be seen whether the Spyro games have aged as gracefully.

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