Two of the biggest fan complaints against the game have been addressed.
The Spyro Reignited Trilogy is finally receiving subtitles and the option to toggle on and off motion blur following months of fans requesting these features.
Included in the patch notes for the Reignited Trilogy’s PlayStation 4 Patch 1.03 and Xbox One Patch 1.02, Developer Toys for Bob has added subtitles in all supported languages across the three games for previously unsupported cinematics. This includes character headers to identify active speakers, succinct line splits for readability and colored text for improved character association in most languages – while unconfirmed, this seems like it would make Spyro’s text purple, Hunter’s orange, etc. Subtitles can be toggled on and off in the options menu.
The other major fix coming with the patch is an option to toggle on or off motion blur by going to the camera menu within the options menu. This is another major request from fans, many of whom described the games as unplayable with their heavy use of motion blur.
Additional bug fixes are also coming, including fixed progression and completion bugs that impact Wizard Peak, Hurricos, Fracture Hills, Lost Fleet, Fireworks Factory, and Charmed Ridge; camera bugs in Sgt. Byrd’s Base and Dino Mines; a stability improvement fix in Spider Town; and additional fixes and improvements impacting Glimmer and Ripto’s Arena.
Fans raised complaints about the lack of subtitles soon after its November launch, with some even creating a petition to have them added: some fans need the feature as an accessibility option, while others simply prefer subtitles while playing the game. At that time, Activision sent out a statement saying “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.”
For more on the Reignited Trilogy, check out our walkthrough of all three games, and our review of the collection, which we called “Great” saying “The Spyro Reignited Trilogy recaptures the magic of Spyro’s original adventures in one nostalgic package.”
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Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.