According to sources at Kotaku UK, Activision is now working on bringing all three classic Spyro the Dragon games to PS4 this year, with plans of an official announcement taking place in March. So expect the Crash and Spyro remasters to appear on other platforms this year and next.
Spyro the Dragon Trilogy supposedly includes 1998's Spyro debut Spyro the Dragon, 1999's Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!
If the Crash Bandicoot Nsane Trilogy remaster that landed previous year scratched a nostalgic itch for you, you'll be pleased to hear the latest rumours coming out of Activision.
The leak comes following the success of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy reboot, which was released a year ago and became a best-seller. Secondly, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Vicarious Visions hasn't shied away from teasing Spyro in its previous remaster.
There have been reports today that Activision is planning a PS4 Spyro remaster.
But according to website Kotaku it is definitely happening, and it'll be announced in March and released this autumn. Apparently, the title is going to be a one-year timed exclusive for PS4, and will eventually receive ports for other systems in 2019. The remaster will give each game a pretty drastic overhaul, with new assets, lighting, cinematics, a remastered soundtrack, etc., making it more of an effort than your usual remaster.
When you think of Spyro the Dragon, you probably think of PlayStation, as Spyro's main homestead is on the Sony console. It's been a long time since we received a proper Spyro game, so taking the classic trilogy that started it all and updating it for modern platforms would probably make a lot of fans happy. The sources claimed that the collection will be announced next month, with a planned release date of this year's third quarter. What better way to release an improved version than to release it on the game's ten-year anniversary.
After a trilogy of games starring a newly-designed Spyro between 2006 and 2008, the character took a break, returning in 2011 as the star of Activision's toys-to-life series Skylanders, which ended up outgrowing the character in popularity.