Spyro is a purple dragon, and many of today’s biggest video game consumers grew up running around vast, semi-open worlds playing as this cute, yet ferocious dragon.
The original game was released in 1998 for the PlayStation console and was met with critical acclaim and incredible sales figures. With the success of the game came two sequels on the original Sony console. Five additional entries in the series were released for the playstation 2; the most recent title was also released on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
Rumors are circulating on social media that Activision is currently working on reviving the original trilogy as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.
The rumors have merit though, multiple sources have confirmed the initial report. Even a time-frame for an actual announcement has leaked. We’ll have to wait until March to see if the rumors are true. The release date of the remastered trilogy is set to be the end of 2018. The game will hit the xbox one and pc a year later.
Even though the game will be calling itself a remaster, reports indicate that it will be more of a complete remake. Completely new textures, lighting, music, cinematics and controls will be central features for the rebooted trilogy. A new feature that I’m sure fans will be ecstatic for are modernized save features. The game will allow you to save between each and every level, where previously you could only save directly after freeing a dragon from his statue. While the way you were allowed to save the game in the original version wasn’t particularly daunting, I imagine quite a few modern gamers would be put off by the unorthodox saving process of the original versions.
The remastered trilogy is said to be currently under development by Vicarious Visions, the same studio who handle the remastering of the classic Crash Bandicoot series.
Playstaion 1 remasters have seen lots of success in the current generation of consoles, so this move by Vicarious Visions and Activision makes a lot of sense.