Activision has come out and said it would like to remaster more games in its library.
The Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy really was a big win for Activision. I don’t think anyone could have guessed just how well the remaster ended up doing, becoming an unlikely chart-topper and a very clear worthwhile endeavour. That’s why recent reports of Spyro games getting the same treatment haven’t been surprised at all. Good looking remasters of franchises people remember fondly is obviously a hot market right now. Taking a game you loved as a kid and having it look the way you remember, rather than the way it actually did, is a compelling sales argument.
Well, it seems we can expect more from Activision. During its annual investor report (via IGN), the company came out and said that fans should expect to see more old games brought into the new age. They said:
We expect to release World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and our latest Call of Duty game in the second half of 2018. In addition, we expect to deliver ongoing content for our various franchises, including expansion packs for Hearthstone and Destiny 2, in-game events for Overwatch, and map packs for Call of Duty: WWII, as well as releases of remastered versions of titles from our library of IP
On top of Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, the company also seemingly did pretty well with the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remaster, so none of this is particularly surprising. What this does mean, is that Spyro rumour doing the rounds seems much more likely. Here’s hoping that, and all future remasters, see the same level of love and care.