Toys for Bob, a Californian studio that took care of the Skylanders series and more recently of the extraordinary Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, has been reorganized. Or rather dismantled, considering that many developers have left the studio after Activision’s decision.
The American giant has in fact decided to reassign Toys for Bob, which in 2018 also restored the original Spyro trilogy with the excellent Reignited Trilogy, to the development and support of Call of Duty: Warzonein aid of Raven.
The developers announced it via a post on Twitter, also revealing that they are already part of the Warzone production process since the launch of Season 3 a few days ago.
From this moment, therefore, Toys for Bob will take care of the updates of Call of Duty: Warzone and its new contents, together with the reference team that remains Raven.
It remains now to be clarified, however, what will become of the future of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro.
– Toys For Bob (@ToysForBob) April 29, 2021
A few days ago some rumors emerged according to which Spyro 4 is in development at Beenox, the software house that took care of Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled. At the moment, however, these are suppositions, even if there are no great alternatives: among the studios owned by Activision, Beenox is the only one that still does not have a well-defined and announced project, since even the boys of Vicarious Visions, creators of the N Sane Trilogy, have been moved to the development of the Diablo series with Blizzard.
Either way, Activision’s decision was not made well by the studio as a whole, which has lost numerous of its members. Nicholas Kole, character design of Spyro Reignited Trilogy and Crash Bandicoot 4, has decided to say goodbye to Toys for Bob, wishing the best to his colleagues who will remain to work for Activision.
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