“Spyro: Myths Awaken” has been canceled. PlayStation/Activision

In a not-so-surprising news, the fan-made game “Spyro: Myths Awaken” has been canceled after Activision learned of its existence. The creator of the game apparently received a cease and desist letter from Activision’s lawyers, so it’s very unlikely for the game to be released to the public.

On Tuesday, Eurogamer obtained copies of the letter from the creator of the Spyro-inspired game. The gaming news outlet said the move made by Activision’s lawyers wasn’t really shocking since publishers are very protective of their intellectual property.

The project had been going on for over a year before Activision learned about it. The timing also does not come as a surprise considering that “Spyro: Reignited Trilogy” is set to release this coming November. It appears that while Activision is preparing for the launch of the game, it decided to do a crackdown on fan-made games that are utilizing its intellectual property.

“It has come to our attention that you are developing a Spyro the Dragon-themed video game … We understand and appreciate your enthusiasm and affection for the Spyro character, previous Spyro games, and the associated lore of the Spyro universe. However, for a number of reasons, including creative and legal considerations, Activision does not and cannot permit the unauthorized use of the Spyro character in our video games or related products,” an excerpt from the letter reads.

Many fans might be disappointed by the move knowing that the creator of “Spyro: Myths Awaken” sought to build a new game from the ground up when the project started. Since a lot of effort was put into the project already, the creator is thinking of launching it as an independent game instead.

According to Creator Cyreides, items and characters that are Spyro-inspired will be removed from the game. On the other hand, the story, levels, gameplay, and other characters will remain. So even though “Spyro: Myths Awaken” is already dead, the project could still move forward and launch a game with a different title in the future. The announcement has gotten mostly positive responses from fans on Reddit.