The rumors have been right–Tony Hawk’s newest online game is coming to new platforms very quickly.
Following rumors, Activision has formally introduced that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence X|S, and Nintendo Change this yr.
The PlayStation and Xbox variations arrive on March 26, whereas the Change version does not have a selected launch date however is confirmed for 2021.
Activision is promising a “number of upgrades,” together with 120FPS/1080p and 60FPS/4K visuals, together with spatial audio and different enhancements for the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox variations. The Change version, in the meantime, will not have these spectacular body charges and graphics, it appears, however the massive enchantment is you possibly can play it on the go.
“Excessive-fidelity atmospherics can be added to the next-gen improve for Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1 and a couple of,” reads a line from its description. “This distinctive graphical function will permit gamers to benefit from the expertise of sharper dynamic shadows, reflections and lens flares, in addition to enhanced skater textures and extra on next-gen consoles.”
Individuals who already purchased a digital copy of the sport for PS4 or Xbox One–or a disc model on PS4–can improve to the identical console household with all your progress for free of charge, besides in Japan the place it will price 100 Yen. Be aware that this seemingly solely applies to the deluxe version, and that this provide does not appear to be obtainable for the disc model on Xbox One.
Activision will even promote a “Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle” that prices $10 extra. This comes with a brand new skater, Ripper, together with retro gear for the Create-A-Skater mode, together with retro skins for Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, and Rudney Mullen.
You may check out the full upgrade FAQ on Activision’s website in case you have questions on your particular state of affairs.
Activision additionally confirmed in its press launch that the social media back-and-forth between Tony Hawk himself and the Twitter accounts for Crash and Nintendo was an intentional advertising and marketing ploy.
The announcement of Professional Skater 1 + 2 for brand new platforms follows the information that Activision is bringing Crash 4 to the same systems also in March.
Professional Skater 1 + 2 initially launched in September and it turned the quickest recreation in the whole Tony Hawk collection to succeed in 1 million items bought. The sport was developed by Vicarious Visions, which is now making the Diablo II remaster for Blizzard. It is not instantly clear which studio is dealing with the next-gen console and Change ports of Professional Skater 1 and a couple of.