Toys For Bob

Crash and Spyro Trilogy Remake Studio, Toys For Bob Announces Split From Microsoft and Is Going Independent

A Partnership with Microsoft is being explored... the dream of Spyro 4 and a Banjo remake lives on

Finally, some good news for once: the developer behind the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon trilogy remakes, Toys For Bob, has announced in a blog post update that the studio has agreed with Microsoft to split off from the trillion-dollar company and soin off as an independent studio, keeping their name and the legacy of everything they worked on.

To add to the news, Toys For Bob says they are exploring collaborating with Microsoft in a possible partnership, keeping that door open and dream alive for a Spyro 4 and a Banjo remake. As for what they’re working on currently, the developer revealed that their next project is “a ways away” from an announcement but teases that the team at the studio is “excited to develop new stories, new characters, and new gameplay experiences.”

“Our friends at Activision and Microsoft have been extremely supportive of our new direction, and we’re confident that we will continue to work closely together as part of our future.  So, keep your horns on and your eyes out for more news. Thank you to our community of players for always supporting us through our journey. We can’t wait to share updates on our new adventure as an indie studio!” Toys For Bob studio heads Paul Yan and Avery Lodato said in a joint statement while noticeably teasing Spyro fans.

Toys For Bob was founded in 1989 and worked on the Star Control games alongside a collection of Disney-licensed games. In 2005, the developer was acquired by Activision, where they worked on Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam for the Wii, which later led to the first major debut of the Toys to Life genre with the Skylanders franchise.

After work on that wrapped up, Toys For Bob put in the work to remake Crash Bandicoot and Spyro The Dragons trilogy of games in 2018, later leading to the official fourth entry to Naughty Dog’s first platformer trilogy in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time in 2020, After that the developer served as Call of Duty support studio but while that was happening launched Crash Team Rumble last year.