Spyro re-entered the market in 2018 in a remaster of the original three games. This had followed a slew of bad Spyro games that used the titular dragon but had none of the heart of familiar gameplay. However, with this reignited game, fans have been left wanting even more.
Now, don’t get me wrong. The game was incredible, a testament to Toys For Bob, the last studio to work on the franchise and who brought us the Reignited trilogy. However, it did highlight the gap in the market. There’s nothing else out there quite like our favorite purple dragon.
Whether we will ever get another fully licensed game is still up in the year, though Crash Bandicoot, which dropped a reworked game around the same time was quickly green-lit for a follow on the game; leaving Spyro behind. But what we do have in the coming future is a fan-made game.
The synopsis for which reads, “In an alternate dragon realm, corruption has been spread everywhere, and it now threatens Spyro’s home. Now he will have to team up with a new ally and save bother their worlds before it’s too late.”
The trailer shows Spyro with a range of different dragon breath abilities, like water, electricity, and another that could be either ice or wind. This wouldn’t be the first time that Spyro received an upgrade on his abilities, with Spyro: Heroes Tail, and Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, the latter of which was very promising but had so many bugs that it ruined playability. That threatens to be an issue in this new game. With it being a fan game, there is no guarantee that quality control will be prevalent, and though it’s still early days, the trailer does seem a little janky.
That said, the fan-made game captures the essence of the old Spyro games, and could be extremely promising.
Another recent announcement has the potential to be very exciting. The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, recently told said in an interview, that they were looking at reviving some of Activision’s projects. This follows Microsofts recent acquirement of Activision, the original owners of the Spyro franchise. While nothing is concrete, this leaves a very good chance for Spyro, as well as Crash Bandicoot, to get new games shortly.