Spyro Reignited Trilogy PS4 PlayStation 4 1

You’ll only be able to play the first of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy’s three games if your PlayStation 4’s not connected to the Internet, as Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage and Spyro: Year of the Dragon will both require content downloads in order to run. The potentially irksome news was spotted on the website for the platforming compilation. The positive news is that it sounds like you won’t need to redeem a code or anything like that; the titles will be unlocked with a patch, which will download automatically when you pop the game inside your console.

It’s not entirely clear why this is the case. Required content downloads have become common on the Nintendo Switch, but that’s because its cartridges can be quite small in size, and it costs publishers more money to manufacture larger ones. This obviously isn’t an issue on the PS4, where Blu-rays are relatively inexpensive and can hold lots of data. The only thing we can think of is that Activision needs to press discs, but the game isn’t finished, so instead of delaying it’s enforcing a patch which will polish everything off. That’s purely our own speculation by the way, but we can’t think of a better reason right now.

[source spyrothedragon.com]