Spyro Reignited Trilogy Physical Edition Requires Download for Second and Third Game
Twitter user Wario64 took a closer look at the small print in the new box art for the Spyro Reignited Trilogy and discovered that a message at the bottom, reads: “requires content download”. Fans then discovered this sentence had also materialized on the official Spyro website next to the photos of the Xbox and PlayStation editions. This means that there is content that needs to be downloaded to experience the full game.
This is troublesome news for the players, since as highlighted by Reddit user NauseousPenguin, this ties the games to a “storefront’s DRM” – meaning when the Spyro Reignited Trilogy servers are eventually shut down, the games will be unplayable from newly-installed physical copies. Other users pointed out this could obviously be a problem for players without internet, and those with metered connections.
The Spyro fanbase quickly began demanding answers from Activision. From a statement made to Gameinformer, it seems the publisher views the downloads as a minor issue. Activision stated: “As with most games today, downloading an update after purchase is quite common. The language on packaging and on the web is to let players know the requirements for Spyro Reignited Trilogy.”
“About Spyro Reignited Trilogy
- Spyro the Dragon – Gnasty Gnorc has returned from exile and has unleashed evil magic on the Dragon Realms, trapping the dragons in crystal and raising an army of Gnorcs. Spyro, with his friend Sparx the Dragonfly, is the only dragon left who can traverse the six Homeworlds, free the dragons, and save the day. Guide Spyro as he glides through the Dragon Realms, toasting colorful enemies with his fiery breath and encountering countless puzzles and adventures along the way.
- Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! – Spyro has been brought to the land of Avalar to defeat the evil sorcerer Ripto who has brought war to Avalar’s Homeworlds. Each Homeworld is being held captive by Ripto and his minions and it’s up to Spyro to defeat them and bring peace to Avalar’s realms. In this adventure, Spyro powerflames, supershots, and headbashes his way through enemies while completing unique challenges such as herding strange beasts, target shooting, and defeating ravenous dinosaurs.
- Spyro: Year of the Dragon – The Dragon Realms are celebrating the ‘Year of the Dragon’ when a mysterious cloaked figure emerges to steal all the Dragon Eggs. Under the spell of the evil Sorceress, an army of Rhynocs is now guarding the helpless eggs in the Forgotten Realms. With new and old friends, Spyro is on a quest to recover the lost eggs, defeat the Rhynoc army, and stop the evil Sorceress. Turn up the heat in this adventure by exploring the mysterious realms and completing outrageous challenges, such as pulling off sick tricks on a skateboard and stepping into a boxing ring.”