Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 was one of the best games from this generation – even if it is, technically, a few generations old as it is. But we’ve now been given further details about its PlayStation 5 version, and it sounds like it could get even better on the next generation hardware. If that’s possible…
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 was a great remaster. It looked great and played great, leaving us wanting for very little. Yet, despite this, its PlayStation 5 port will be anything but lazy. Now, it’s true that improvements in performance are to be expected. But with an excuse just to add new graphics and little else, you’ve got to give the team full credit for taking advantage of all the console’s capabilities.
You see, for starters, the game will fully support the DualSense controller. That means you’ll be able to sense your skating through its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers – though I hope it saves me from the scabby knees my skater is destined to suffer from. Then there’s the little matter of cross-saves, which have been a big talking point in recent months.
Good news on that front too as your Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 PlayStation 4 save will be fully compatible with the new release, meaning none of your progress will be lost. There will also be 60 frames per second at 4K resolution (and even 120 frames per second at full HD, if your screen allows) plus faster loading times, obviously. Finally, 3D audio has been incorporated along with Activity Card shortcuts.
However, there is something that could ruin this uplift for some gamers.
That is the fact that not all PlayStation 4 players will be able to take advantage of a free upgrade. Instead, that will be reserved for those who own the Digital Deluxe Edition whilst everyone else will be charged $10. The premium upgrade does include the Digital Deluxe Edition freebies, though, which may be enough to soften that blow. Otherwise, you may have to suffer its current beauty for a little longer.