It looks like Crash Bandicoot will not be the only mascot from the early PlayStation days that will be coming to the PlayStation 4, as a rumor claims that Spyro the Dragon will also be making an appearance soon.
A few years ago, it would have been impossible to think that the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon series will be brought to the PlayStation 4. However, nostalgia is apparently big on gamers, so here we are.
Remastered 'Spyro The Dragon' Trilogy To Launch This Year
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which includes remastered versions of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped, contained a hint that Spyro the Dragon will be the next classic PlayStation game to get the upgrade.
The hint really did mean something, after all. According to a report by Kotaku, multiple sources have confirmed that Activision is working to launch a remastered Spyro the Dragon trilogy. The sources claimed that the collection will be announced next month, with a planned release date of this year's third quarter. September would likely be the month of release, as that would be the 20th anniversary of the Spyro the Dragon franchise.
Vicarious Visions, the studio behind Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, will also be working on the remastered Spyro the Dragon trilogy. The collection, which will include Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, may come with content that was cut from the original releases of the games. It will also feature new assets, animations, cinematics, and soundtrack, just like Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, along with an updated save system and PlayStation 4 Pro support.
The remastered Spyro the Dragon trilogy was also said to have a one-year exclusive period on the PlayStation 4, before it is released in other platforms. This would be another similarity to Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, which is rumored to launch on the Nintendo Switch and PC soon.
New 'Crash Bandicoot' Game In The Works, Too?
In an interview before the release of Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy in June last year, the game's creative director Dan Tanguay said that if it did well, an entirely new Crash Bandicoot game may happen.
A recent report revealed that the new Crash Bandicoot game is also on its way, with a planned 2019 release date.
However, if Vicarious Visions is working on a remastered Spyro the Dragon trilogy set to launch this year, it raises questions on whether the developer has enough time to finish the new Crash Bandicoot game by next year.
Fans of the classic PlayStation games, however, are hoping that both of these games push through with their respective launch dates.