Box art - Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Play While Downloading – Is it Possible?

The question of whether you can play Spyro Reignited Trilogy while downloading is all over the game’s subreddit. The remastered versions of the iconic PlayStation titles are finally out in the wild, but some players still don’t know if it’s possible to download later parts of the game while they’re still playing the first title in the trilogy.

Can I Play Spyro Reignited Trilogy While Downloading?

Spyro Reignited Trilogy‘s physical copy only comes with the first game in the series. The game’s box art revealed this a while back, and an explanation on the official website stated that players would need to download the other two games, Ripto’s Rage and Year of the Dragon, once they had their physical copy.

At the time it led to a fair bit of flak on Activision’s and Toys for Bob’s part as fans vented their frustration at having to download the two titles on release day. In the weeks since, however, other players have queried if they’ll have to wait to play the first title in the trilogy even if they have to wait for the other two to download.

A few Spyro fans have taken to the game’s subreddit in recent days to ask if you can play the first game while the other two are installed in the background. Threads such as this one and this one show that it’s unclear whether this can be accomplished or not.

Thankfully, the responses on both threads suggest that you can. Xbox One and PS4 both allow you to start games, ones that are actively being installed to the system, as soon as you hit the halfway install point. For Spyro Reignited Trilogy, you only need to install the first game onto your platform before you can begin playing it. You can even boot it up and start playing while Ripto’s Rage and Year of the Dragon continue to be downloaded and installed onto your console at the same time, so you’re okay on that front.