Over on the Activision Blog, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy developer, Toys for Bob, announced yesterday the game would be delayed until November 13th, 2018. Co-Studio Head, Paul Yan, said the game needed some “more love and care” as the reason for for the delay. He said,
“Everyone here at Toys for Bob is so proud to be reigniting the original Spyro trilogy after all these years. We’re deeply committed to getting these games right, so we’ve decided to move the release date of Spyro Reignited Trilogy to November 13, 2018. I really hoped that you would be rescuing dragons and scorching Rhynocs sooner, but the Trilogy needs more love and care. In November when you’re exploring the Dragon Realms, Avalar and the Forgotten Worlds, we know you’ll agree the extra time was worth the wait.”
This is the typical delay reason given by developers (it’s also an honest reason), and it’s probably a good idea. This announcement also makes it clear that Activision is supporting this choice as well. They reiterated the message that the game needed some extra time and polish. It’s a good choice for both companies, and I am glad that fans will receive a better game, although we don’t know exactly what is being fixed.
We also don’t know how this will impact the second and third games in the series. Activision has still not given a clear response as to whether they were on the disc or needed to be downloaded. With the original release date of August 21st, we can only hope the community outcry has pushed the game back to allow for a complete experience to be included on the disc.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.