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Spyro 4 finally on the horizon, but may now be Xbox exclusive

Spyro 4 finally on the horizon, but may now be Xbox exclusive

Will Spyro become exclusive to Xbox?

The Spyro series is one of the most popular OG PlayStation games in history alongside its fellow platforming icon, Crash Bandicoot.

From 1998 to 2000, the Spyro series was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which was later passed around by companies before Activision acquired the licence in 2008. Spyro would become a successful franchise on multiple platforms including PC, Nintendo, and Xbox as well as on the PlayStation brand.

Check out the Spyro Reignited Trilogy trailer below!

The most recent release in the series was Spyro Reignited Trilogy in 2018 on PS4 and Xbox One before making its way to PC and Nintendo Switch. This collection of glorious classics included remasters of the original three games that were released on PS1. There were rumours of a Spyro 4 circulating earlier this month, but as of yet, nothing has materialised.

Earlier this week the biggest saga in recent video game history came to an end after Microsoft finally acquired Activision Blizzard in a deal worth $68.7 billion. As a result of this goliath takeover, it means that franchises such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Crash Bandicoot and of course, Spyro became first-party Xbox properties.

We already know that Call of Duty will remain multiplatform following the takeover, at least for the foreseeable future, but what about the other Activision properties? Well, it seems that some may become Xbox console exclusives, which should come as no surprise.

Fans on Reddit have been discussing the future of the Spyro series with it potentially becoming an Xbox exclusive. “Spyro joins Xbox! Hopefully, this could push for having a new Spyro game in the future,” said Redditor LuxerWap kicking off the discussion on the thread.

“Potentially great for Spyro maybe but not good for the industry as a whole and definitely not good for gamers :( I'm sad this acquisition got approved,” replied gamblingGenocider.

“I'm not happy about this, I have no interest in owning an Xbox and I don't enjoy gaming on PC compared to my Switch or PS5,” exclaimed sunyoung-luna. “Yay, a new game..... oh wait! I won't get to play it because it'll be exclusive to Xbox!! No way I'm buying a brand new console for two IPs (Crash and Spyro),” said a downbeat Alternative-Pay6464.

“Whether you play on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, PC or mobile, you are welcome here – and will remain welcome, even if Xbox isn’t where you play your favourite franchise. Because when everyone plays, we all win.” - Xbox,” Veltop responded with a promising quote from Xbox following the acquisition. So maybe, the likes of Spyro and Crash will remain multiplatform after all? Only time will tell.

Featured Image Credit: Activision/Microsoft

Topics: Xbox, Activision