The glorious remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and its sequel got here out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC final 12 months, however the sport is heading to a couple of new platforms quickly. On Monday, the skateboarding legend himself tweeted a few cryptic messages about new variations of the Pro Skater remake within the close to future, and on Tuesday, Activision formally introduced that the sport is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is scheduled to launch March 26 on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Meanwhile, the Switch model of the sport is ready to arrive a while in 2021.
Hawk’s unique tweets have been largely centered round Activision’s upcoming launch of Crash Bandicoot 4 on Switch. Hawk mentioned he was jealous of Crash’s new platform and appealed for just a little assist from the orange bandicoot to get Pro Skater 1 and 2 on new platforms as properly. Hawk’s tweet obtained replies from every kind of name accounts, together with the Crash Bandicoot account, Activision, and even Nintendo of America, even supposing the brand new variations of the sport hadn’t been introduced fairly but. This was clearly a part of the advertising and marketing marketing campaign constructing to the official announcement.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 would be the first Tony Hawk sport launched on Switch. As for the PS5 and Xbox Series X variations of the sport, they are going to embody loads of graphical updates, similar to the power to play at 120 frames per second in 1080p decision or at 60 fps in native 4K. (On Xbox Series S, the sport will run at 60 fps in 1440p decision.) Other enhancements embody “sharper dynamic shadows, reflections and lens flares, as well as enhanced skater textures,” Activision mentioned in a information launch.
People who personal the remake digitally on PS4 or Xbox One shall be ready to improve to the PS5 or Xbox Series X model for $10. Those who personal the Digital Deluxe Edition of the sport — which already value an additional $10 — will get the improve free of charge. (Paying the $10 improve price may even get you the add-ons included within the Digital Deluxe Edition.) Strangely, prospects who’ve a bodily copy of the sport on PS4 or Xbox One shall be ready to improve solely on PlayStation, not Xbox, in accordance to the FAQ on Activision’s assist website.
Players shall be ready to carry their profession progress and save knowledge with them when upgrading. The syncing course of shall be automated on Xbox, however PS4 gamers may have to manually add save knowledge to the cloud from inside the sport and then obtain it on PS5. In addition, Create-A-Park knowledge will carry ahead solely on Xbox, not PlayStation.
Asked in regards to the developer that’s dealing with these ports, Activision advised Polygon that unique developer Vicarious Visions is on the case, though Activision Blizzard lately merged the studio into Blizzard Entertainment.
Update: We’ve up to date this story with data from Activision’s information launch and FAQ, in addition to particulars from an organization spokesperson.