Here’s one way to make anyone over 30 feel old. This year, Spyro the Dragon will celebrate his 25th anniversary since debuting on the original PlayStation. The little purple dragon has had some ups and downs during that time, bouncing back on PS4 with the Reignited Trilogy, but fans have been patiently waiting for what’s next. Given the special occasion, is 2023 the year Spyro returns?
Well, a social post from developer Toys for Bob certainly has a few people talking. As reported by Insider Gaming, the studio shared a motivational comment and a collage of images to ring in the new year. Among photos of the team and some other projects, Spyro is tucked away in the top-left corner, alongside the text “25th”, with binary code in the background:
It might not amount to anything, but at the very least, Toys for Bob is recognizing the dragon’s anniversary here. We can’t imagine the year will go by without some sort of acknowledgment; whether that adds up to a new game is another question. Some fans reckon the binary behind Spyro might hint at something, especially as different parts of the code are visible on different social sites.
We’d love to see the little guy get his own proper sequel, something akin to Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. With the 25th anniversary itself about nine months away, we’ll just have to wait and see. What do you think? Is this teasing at a new Spyro project, or are fans reaching a little too far? Charge into the comments section below.