Toys for Bob studio separates from Microsoft, and Crash and Spyro studios become independent

Toys for Bob studio separates from Microsoft, and Crash and Spyro studios become independent

Bob's toys announced its intention to Become independentSo Separating itself from Activision Blizzard and Microsoft. This is not such a sudden and turbulent closure of relations that the team is evaluating a potential partnership with the Redmond company.

For those who don't know, we're talking about the studio responsible for Skylanders, the remake of the first Spyro and Crash Bandicoot games, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, as well as one of the many support teams for the Call of Duty series. All clearly stated IP addresses will remain the property of Activision Blizzard and Microsoft.

The announcement came via a post on the official Toys for Bob website, explaining that the goal of this maneuver is to return to the “origins”, that is, a small independent studio, and create “New stories, characters and gameplay experiences“.

Toys for Bob press release

“We are excited to announce that Toys for Bob will become an independent video game development studio!” reads the statement posted on the official Toys for Bob website.

“Over the years, we've inspired love, joy and laughter for every child in every gamer. We've pioneered new IP and hardware in Skylanders. With Spyro Reignited Trilogy, we've raised the bar for remastered releases in the category. We've brought Crash Bandicoot to innovative and acclaimed new levels.” “Critics.”

“With the same enthusiasm and passion, we believe it is time to take the studio and our future games to the next level. This opportunity gives us Back to our roots From a small, nimble studio.”

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“To make this news even more exciting, we are exploring what is possible Partnership between the new studio and Microsoft. Although we are still early in the development of our next game and far from any announcements, our team is excited to develop new stories, new characters, and new gameplay experiences.”

“Our friends Activision and Microsoft have been very supportive to our new direction and we are confident that we will continue to work closely together for our future. ”

“So, stay tuned for more news. Thank you to our gaming community for always supporting us throughout our journey. We look forward to sharing updates about our new adventure as an independent studio!”

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