When Activision announced the delay of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, many hoped it would mean that all three games would be included, in their entirety, in the physical release. We have today learned, however, that the second and third game will still need a download to be completed.
The news comes via IGN, who published Activision’s clarification to all those multiple disc rumours. Or, as we now know, multiple disc baloney. The statement read:
“The trilogy will ship with content from each of the three games, including the entire first game and a subset of levels from games 2 and 3. In order for the full Reignited Trilogy offerings, a day one update is required.”
The publisher failed to provide details on which levels were included.
This is only a slight improvement over their original intentions – we were previously only expecting the first instalment to be included. But now we are, at least, getting parts of two and three, with the remainder available as a download. I hope my sarcasm is coming through as I type this because the idea of a day one patch to complete a game is beyond me.
It’s one thing that it has become a trend with the Nintendo Switch, as publishers watch their purse strings when it comes to those darned expensive carts, but when there’s 50GB + of space to play with on the disc? Come on! There’s only so much you can do with a twenty year old dragon.
In the end, all this means, unless you connect to the interweb and download the Day 1 Patch, which encompasses nearly two thirds of your purchase, you’ll be stuck with whatever portion of the second and third game are included on the disc. Obviously you’ll be unaffected by this whole saga if you’re a digital copy holder.
Are you still on the pre-order list for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy physical edition? Or will you be living the good life with a completely digital copy?
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