GamePitt is reporting that Spyro The Dragon: Reginited Trilogy has subtitles for NPC conversations but completely lacks them in regards to any cutscene in the game, meaning accessibility options are limited for anybody with hearing impairments.
It was a similar case for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy which has been missing subtitles (and is still missing them a year and a half after launch).
It’s Activision’s response to the situation that has angered people even more, with them practically stating that they had to prioritise what’s important.
Activision’s full statement can be found below:
“When Toys For Bob set out to make an awesome game collection, there were certain decisions that needed to be made throughout the process. The team remained committed to keep the integrity and legacy of Spyro that fans remembered intact.
“The game was built from the ground up using a new engine for the team (Unreal 4), and was localized in languages that had not previously been attempted by the studio.”
“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.”