When Activision’s Spyro Reignited launched last year, the three-game remake collection garnered plenty of praise. However, it also drew heavy criticism for omitting subtitle accessibility options for deaf and hard of hearing players. Four months later, they’ve finally been added.
When the Spyro community first began drawing attention to the trilogy’s lack of subtitles during cinematic cut-scenes, Activision didn’t exactly do itself any favours. Rather than admitting it had perhaps made a mistake in neglecting to include accessibility options, the publisher merely attempted to excuse itself by claiming in a statement, “there’s no industry standard for subtitles”. It did, however, promise to “evaluate [the issue] going forward.”
All of which leads us to today, and the arrival of a new update for Spyro Reignited on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, introducing, as revealed in the patch notes, “subtitles in all languages (across all three games) for previously unsupported cinematics”.