Spyro Reignited Trilogy Gets Slammed For Ignoring Gamers With Disabilities

The newly-released Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been thrilling fans of old-school gaming thanks to its nostalgia-fuelled gameplay and fancy HD graphics.

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The remake hasn’t impressed everyone though, with lots of people complaining that the game alienates gamers with disabilities – specifically, deaf players – as the game doesn’t have an option for subtitles.

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In a tweet addressing the topic, Game Critics editor Brad Galloway tweeted: “Regarding the glaring lack of subtitles in the Spyro collection – huge publisher @Activision and @ToysForBob (of Skylanders fame) are basically saying ‘we evaluated whether it was worth the cost and effort to keep Deaf and HH players happy, and we decided that it wasn’t.'”

Activision has released a statement in which it states it will “evaluate going forward,” admitting there’s “no industry standard,” when it comes to subtitles.

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People are very upset about the move, with people branding Activision’s decision as “unacceptable.”

It’s definitely not a step forward for the world of gaming – especially considering how far the industry has come when it comes to being more inclusive with its games.

Earlier this year, Xbox announced its disability-friendly controller, and charities such as Special Effect have been working hard to ensure anyone can play the games they love.

Hopefully subtitles will be introduced in a patch?

Credit: Insomniac Games/Toys For Bob