When Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 launches later this year, your wallet won’t take much of a hit. That’s because the game will launch without those dreaded micro transactions. Instead, all content will be unlocked from the moment you place your foot on the board for that first trick. So, all you need worry about is staying on.
Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
The news comes via an interview, where the boss of Vicarious Visions told GameSpot:
“Everything that you see at launch is going to be unlocked with gameplay. We’re not planning on having monetization at launch.”
And this is good news considering how much could be customised or tweaked – at our expense. You know: helmets, skins for your skateboard, wounds. But it looks like all the monetisation techniques have been left out of this very popular game. At least, for the time being. That’s because any pressure by gamers to release further content will see the developer and publisher reconsidering this stance. Although, I don’t think anyone would criticise a premium expansion.
What is unfair is when we’re forced to pay for trivial additions to a game that enhance the experience but add little to the longevity. Or for chunks of content that were obviously missing at launch and are actually fundamental parts of the story. But it doesn’t sound like that will be the case here. In fact, it sounds like it will be a very complete offering – which is a good thing, considering how patient we’ve been waiting for this announcement of a Pro Skater re-release.
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