Xbox Confirms New Spyro And Crash Games After Activision Acquisition

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has confirmed that they are looking at reviving IPs from Activision’s catalogue, potentially including a new Spyro and Crash.

If you travelled back in time to the early 2000s, and told a PlayStation fan that Xbox would own the rights to Spyro and Crash, they would probably laugh you out of the room. But now it’s 2022, and that’s the truth of it after Microsoft’s recent Activision Blizzard acquisition.

In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Spencer spoke a bit about how they are looking at older IPs. “I was looking at the IP list, I mean, let’s go!” Spencer said to The WP. “King’s Quest, Guitar Hero,… I should know this but I think they got HeXen.” 

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And of course, this includes childhood classics like Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot. As well as titles like the Tony Hawk series of games. Developer of the latest Crash game, Toys for Bob, was more recently put to work on Call of Duty games. But according to Spencer, studios that previously worked on Call of Duty games might get the chance to get back to their roots. 

“We’re hoping that we’ll be able to work with them when the deal closes to make sure we have resources to work on franchises I love from my childhood, and that the teams really want to get,” said Spencer. “I’m looking forward to these conversations. I really think it’s about adding resources and increasing capability.” 

A common occurrence at Activision is that successful studios would be put to work on providing support for the Call of Duty games. And normally there was never a clear reason why. So hopefully under Spencer’s leadership, things will change for the better.

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Featured Image Credit: Toys for Bob