Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Will Not Feature A Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Ollie into FS Boardslide into paying an extra tenner.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater remake

Activision have announced that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will be making its way to more platforms in the near future, with a PS5 and Xbox Series X | S version of the game launching on March 26th. Better still, the iconic collection will also be making its way to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Unfortunately, you might be paying a little bit extra for the privilege.


Paying Extra For Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2?

It would appear so, as in Polygon’s reporting of the news, they’ve stated that the next-gen upgrades, which will include the ability to play at 120fps in 1080p, or 60fps in native 4K, will cost an extra $10 for those who buy the game digitally, not too dissimilar to how Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s next-gen entitlement worked. That said, those who purchased the Digital Deluxe Edition of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, which already cost $10 more anyway, will receive the next-gen bonuses for free.


Okay, That Doesn’t Sound Like The Worst, Right?

I guess not, especially in comparison to NBA 2K21, but that’s not really the best defense for it either. This whole news story was kicked off yesterday with Tony Hawk himself tweeting about how Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is also being brought to new platforms like the Switch, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S. The weird part here is that Crash players won’t have to pay extra to bring the game from PS4 to PS5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X | S. Both games are published by Activision, so why is it one rule for one and one for another? It’s confusing and infuriating, honestly.

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