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Spyro the Dragon Dev Teases Potential Return

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Game developer Toys for Bob teases on social media a possible return for the beloved game series Spyro the Dragon amid an optimistic outlook for 2023.

Developer Toys For Bob may be hinting at the return of the Spyro the Dragon series.

The studio posted an image to its Twitter as an inspirational outlook to the new year, captioned, “Big moves and BIG MOOD for 2023 #LifeatTFB.” While the bulk of the image was devoted to pictures of the development team, the famous Playstation dragon can be seen in the top left corner, accompanied by the number 25 — an indicator of Spyro the Dragon’s 25th anniversary.

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Will Spyro Be Making a Big Return?

While Toys For Bob hasn’t followed up on the tweet, many commentators have been speculating that this may be building to a big reveal for the next game in the series, with one commenter saying, “It appears Toys For Bob is teasing something Spyro related, as much as I’d love this to be Spyro 4 though, it’s also important to keep in mind that Crash Team Rumble is coming. Spyro as a playable character?” Others have higher hopes, believing that placing the beloved character in a Crash Bandicoot spinoff is too insignificant for such an occasion.

However, there would be some precedent for this line of thinking. Toys For Bob developed both the Crash N.Sane Trilogy as well as the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. After the success of the Crash N.Sane Trilogy in 2017, the team approached Activision with the intention of developing a new game in the series. While Activision has never released the sales data for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, the company said it “performed well” on its initial release.

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What Else Has Toys For Bob Created?

Toys For Bob was founded in 1989 under the leadership of Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford. The studio first found success with the game Star Command and its sequel Star Command II, but wouldn’t become a household name until it was acquired by Activision in 2005. Under this partnership, the studio developed Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure in 2011, effectively launching the toys-to-life genre.

Spyro The Dragon was released for the Playstation on Sep 9, 1998, and was developed by Insomniac games, the makers of the PS4 Marvel’s Spider-Man. It was generally well received by critics, currently sitting at 85 percent on GameRankings, with critics praising the game’s level design and controls, while some lamented its simplicity and low level of difficulty. The game has since been regarded as a classic of the Playstation.

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