Gamers with a fond nostalgia for the PlayStation and PS2 days received a love letter from Activision last year when they published the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, after decades of players asking for a remaster. Naturally, that led many to turn their attention toward a possible remastering of another beloved early PlayStation counterpart and one-time cross-over partner: Spyro the Dragon. While there was little to no evidence suggesting that a project like this was anything close to a reality, the last few days have seen this possibility abruptly turn into a near certainty.
It all started yesterday when Jonathon Dornbush of IGN reported receiving a mysterious purple egg from someone named “Falcon McBob.” The package also came with a note, claiming, “Something’s about to hatch.” A quick online search of Falcon McBob only yielded a private Twitter account… one whose handle is @Spyrothedragon. Naturally, this was enough to convince most of the gaming community that Spyro will indeed be coming back, and it’s hard to argue that it’s anything else.
But just in case that wasn’t evidence enough, Twitter user @pixelpar made their own discovery today: the Spyro the Dragon website, currently run by original developer Insomniac, has switched its DNS to a service used almost exclusively by Activision.
This is not a drill.
Spyro the Dragon Trilogy reveal is definitely inbound very soon.
I've been monitoring the domains DNS over the past few weeks and it's finally switched over from AWS to Akami. Activision serve 99% of their sites via Akami. pic.twitter.com/TRk0j2RIR5
— Pixelpar (@pixelpar) April 3, 2018
Of course, there’s nothing that definitively says that this will be a remake of the original Spyro trilogy in the same vein as the N. Sane Trilogy. For all we know, it could even be a new Skylanders title, or another reboot like the somewhat ill-fated Legend of Spyro series. However, it’s clear that whoever is behind these Spyro clues are being deliberately ambiguous and baiting out these discussions.
The purple dragon is far removed from his glory days as one of Sony’s most memorable mascots, but that doesn’t mean players have forgotten about him over the years. If Crash can come back with a warm welcome, there’s no doubt that Spyro will receive the same reception. For now, all that’s left to do is keep an eye out for more clues and wait for a true announcement.