Following the success of the remastered Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy as well as the constant rumours of a Spyro the Dragon trilogy getting the same treatment, publishing giants Activision has announced their plans to continue releasing remasters of past titles in 2018.
This was reflected in the annual investor report, with the core tenet to utilise the Activision IP library as much as possible for the second half of the year.
We expect to release World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and our latest Call of Duty game in the second half of 2018. In addition, we expect to deliver ongoing content for our various franchises, including expansion packs for Hearthstone and Destiny 2, in-game events for Overwatch, and map packs for Call of Duty: WWII, as well as releases of remastered versions of titles from our library of IP.
The long-standing rumours for Spyro coming to the PlayStation 4 as a timed exclusive look to have more truth to it now. Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon – are rumoured to have all-new assets, lighting, animations, and cinematics, PS4 Pro support, a save system overhaul and a remastered soundtrack.
The overwhelmingly positive reception to the N. Sane Trilogy both critically and commercially definitely played a part in Activision’s decision making, and Spyro fans around the world can get even more hyped now.