Activision made waves with its announcement last week of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, a complete remake of the first two games developed by Vicarious Visions, featuring the same gameplay, but with graphical enhancements and a host of new content to boot. Naturally, it shot up to the top of plenty “most wanted” lists across the world, mine included.
That said, with Activision at the helm, the question becomes whether or not we should expect microtransactions. According to Vicarious Visions boss Jen Oneal when speaking to Gamespot, the plan isn’t to have microtransactions at launch: “Everything that you see at launch is going to be unlocked with gameplay. We’re not planning on having monetization at launch.”
Vicarious say they want to give players a “complete package” when the game launches in September, with all content unlocked in-game, but that depending on the success and demand for it after the game launches, Vicarious will consider releasing additional content for real money. Personally, that sounds appealing, so long as said content is new levels and not just skateboards and characters with good stats. I’d love to see Pro Skater 3 levels like Canada, Airport and Tokyo make a re-appearance, or Pro Skater 4 maps like Alcatraz, College and Zoo.
Jen Oneal also slightly teases the possibility of cross-play for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, which has confirmed online multiplayer support. While Oneal doesn’t actually say that plans are in motion, they do drop the hint that they’ll say more “when the time comes”. With cross-play supported on other Activision titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, it wouldn’t be surprising to see it enabled for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2.
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