In a recent announcement by Activision, it has been confirmed that Spyro Reignited Trilogy will be delayed from its initial release date of September 21 to November 13, 2018.
In a blog post by developer Toys for Bob, co-studio head Paul Yan revealed that the delay was to ensure they get the remaster trilogy right.
“Everyone here at Toys for Bob is so proud to be reigniting the original Spyro trilogy after all these years,” Yan said in the blog post. “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, Avatar, and the Forgotten Worlds, we know you’ll agree the extra time was worth the wait.”
A couple of weeks ago, the box art for the upcoming game showed a fine print stating that the physical disc of the Trilogy would only contain the first game, which would require players to download the remaining two at a later time. This announcement was met with criticisms from fans who were eager to play all three games on the physical disc.
It wasn’t clear whether the backlash was the primary reason for the decision to delay Spyro Reignited Trilogy. However, it is always better to delay a game and get it right, rather than release a half-baked version of it.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is now scheduled to release on November 13, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.