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Spyro the Dragon Reveal Teased in Mystery Package

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Journalists over at IGN have recieved a mystery package in the mail that appears to foreshadow the return of Spyro the Dragon. 

The package was addressed from ‘Falcon McBob’ who, after a cursory Google search, only turns up on Twitter with the handle @SpyroTheDragon, which is a very on-the-nose hint.

In addition to this Twitter clue, the contents of the package offer a more explicit hint that a new Spyro title is on the way. The contents are a purple dragon egg accompanied by a card that reads: “Something’s about to hatch.”

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Of course, the whole package could have been an expensive April Fools’ joke, but the presence of the Spyro remaster rumours that broke last month is all a little too convenient for this situation to be merely jest.

Hypothetically, the Spyro reveal could be anything from a new mainline title to a complete remake. Most likely, the potential release will mirror 2016’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, so players can hedge their bets on a remaster as opposed to a new addition to the Spyro franchise.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Technology Will Deliver a ‘Brand New Way to Explore the Entire Saga’

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will benefit from modern technological capabilities leading to a whole new project rather than just remastering older episodes.

In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, James McCloughlin game director at TT Games discussed the studio’s technological progress regarding game design compared to 15 years ago. McCloughlin confirmed that instead of remastering episodes one to six, the studio is developing a whole new experience to align with current player standards.

“We wanted to create a new Star Wars game which was designed without the technical restrictions of the older games—mainly episodes one to six—and since then we have learned so much as a studio.” He continued, “The older Star Wars games were great for that generation of gamers, but now players expect and need a lot more freedom in their play. With this game we hope to give players a brand new way to explore and enjoy the entire saga.”

One of the main features expected to dramatically change will be the size and scope of episodes one to six. McLoughlin highlights that player freedom is one of the biggest expectations of gamers and cited his experience working on Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of War, and the Batman Arkham series.

“Freedom is a massive part of modern games—since the days of the cantina [in the early Lego Star Wars games], we have designed and developed over-world spaces from Middle Earth to Gotham City all with different challenges and hurdles to overcome. This game should be an amalgamation of all of what we have learned so far as a studio.”

Furthermore McLoughlin explained that TT Games monitors consumer reception to its games, so after The Skywalker Saga is released the studio will consistently evaluate players’ reactions (both good and bad): “We now have a greater toolset to evaluate play through analytics and user testing that just wasn’t as readily available 15 years ago,” he explained. “We can now very easily target sectors of play and enhance the areas we know get the most traffic, to help make the entire experience great from start to finish.”

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is set to release in 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. OnlySP’s Mike Cripe got to see the game in action at E3, finding that it may yet be as good as the highly anticipated Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

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