Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is out now, and it's a gorgeous remake of the beloved PSone platformers. While many are enjoying their time with Spyro and Sparx, some are left flabbergasted by the apparent lack of subtitles across the three games. Some minor characters in the games have them, but the main cutscenes don't, leaving those with hearing disabilities out in the cold.
Gaming blog Gamepitt reached out to Activision regarding the omission, and received a short statement on the matter. Here's what the publisher had to say:
“When Toys For Bob set out to make an awesome game collection, there were certain decisions that needed to be made throughout the process. The team remained committed to keep the integrity and legacy of Spyro that fans remembered intact. The game was built from the ground up using a new engine for the team (Unreal 4), and was localized in languages that had not previously been attempted by the studio. While there’s no industry standard for subtitles, the studio and Activision care about the fans’ experience especially with respect to accessibility for people with different abilities, and will evaluate going forward.”
It's unclear from this whether Toys for Bob will implement subtitles with a patch or not. It's unusual to find a game that doesn't have an option for subtitles -- many even have them on by default. Hopefully, if enough people want them, Activision will make it happen.
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