Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was a PS4 exclusive that launched last year. The game was only available on PS4 hence locking out any potential access to its files however this has changed recently with an alleged hack for the PS4 on firmware 4.55 that allows access to the PS4 kernel. This has resulted in hackers managing to dump data files of several PS4 games and those who have an interest are starting to look for clues for some specific games.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is one of the game that has been datamined and the source code points towards a reference to Spyro Demo being included in it. While the button combination for triggering this ‘easter egg’ was known before, the source code itself seems to reference it as ‘Spyro Demo’ which could point towards a demo being released for the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy allowing users to play Spyro. This could also be a simple nod to the PlayStation 1 era when Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped featured a similar easter egg to play Spyro The Dragon demo, however at the moment, there is nothing indicating that the actual demo will be added in an update so it is all speculation.
The discovery was made by a Crash Bandicoot fan who shared it on Twitter.
Confirmed – Spyro Demo code in NST was intentional pic.twitter.com/pVjwiu6SQA
— BetaM (@mat5b) March 5, 2018
Spyro The Dragon Trilogy is the next game on the remake list from Activision and there are enough rumors pointing towards it that a reveal is the only thing that is holding it back. The developers for Spyro The Dragon Trilogy also remain unknown for now but Activision has confirmed that they have plans to remake more IPs this year so Spyro seems like a good candidate after Crash Bandicoot.