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Toys for Bob responds to Spyro subtitle criticism

Spyro Reignited Trilogy developer Toys For Bob has responded to criticism that the title doesn’t offer full subtitle support for the hearing impaired.

“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 developer said in a statement.

“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.”

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, another remastered retro bundle from Activision, is also under fire for a lack of comprehensive subtitles. That game, more than a year old, has yet to be updated with further subtitle support.

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy is available now on Xbox One and PS4.

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