A few weeks back, a Twitter user by the name of Nibel shared a screenshot from the Taiwanese ratings board, which seemed to suggest that Spyro: Reignited Trilogy was coming to the PC. While seeming to be credible, there was no confirmation from Activision on the matter... that is, until now.
With many iconic game titles making their way to the PC for the first time, it seemed only a matter of time before Activision Blizzard would follow suit with the Spyro franchise. When Spyro: Reignited Trilogy was released on November 13, 2018, many fans the world over were dismayed by the fact that Activision had chosen to only release the new title for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. It didn't make a lot of sense at the time, especially considering that Activision has had a habit of making sure all its major titles were available on PC as of late. Now, perhaps due in large part to fan outcry, the company has decided to release the game for the PC and Switch, respectfully.
Though the game should have been released for the PC from the start, this new turn of events seems to suggest that the company is indeed listening to what its consumers want. If Spyro: Reignited Trilogy has the same amount of success on the Switch and PC as it did on the Xbox One and PS4, it will give Activision the confidence it needs to do so with its other iconic console titles. Additionally, the title's success could push other game companies to do the same in the future, ensuring that everyone gets the chance to experience a new title when it becomes available.
The announcement of its inclusion on both the Switch and PC was made by Nintendo during E3. Additionally, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Activision, Michelle Fonseca stated that "Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is a love letter to the fans. Bringing this nostalgic experience to the Nintendo Switch and Steam means that no matter what gaming platform they choose, players will have the opportunity to experience this incredibly fun and iconic game. For those of us who can't wait to try the game ourselves, the good news is that it will be released for the Switch and PC on September 3rd of this year."
When leaks like this happen before a major announcement, it almost feels as if the company does it on purpose to better gauge what kind of support they are going to have from the community. Regardless of whether or not Activision let it happen, it is clear from the response that they have a good chance of eclipsing their prior success with the title. Additionally, this news could also mean that the next title will be released on all platforms.
Though this news is certainly welcome, it doesn't make a lot of sense that Activision would wait to do this. In the future, hopefully, the company will do things a bit differently and simply release their next game on the PC at the same time as every major console.