2020 was a good year for fans of skateboarding games because of the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. These games, sold bundled together in one title, were remakes of the iconic games of the same name released in the late ’90s and early ’00s that successfully popularized the skateboarding game genre. Earlier this year, it was announced that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 would receive upgrades for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. That upgrade arrived on the 26th of March, although the path to acquire it is not the same for all owners of the game.
The latest upgrade to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 takes advantage of the power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S to improve the visual quality of the game, including native 4K support. There are also gameplay and performance improvements. On PS5, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 supports native 4K at 60 FPS and 120 FPS at 1080p resolution. It also makes use of the PS5’s haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D audio. The Xbox Series X version supports native 4K at 60 FPS and 120 FPS at 1440p resolution. Both versions have SSD support which means you will experience ultra fast load times.
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— Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 (@TonyHawkTheGame) March 23, 2021
There are different paths to upgrade Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions depending on which last-gen version you currently own. For PS4 players, the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game can be upgraded at no cost via the PlayStation Store while the Standard Digital Edition will require an upgrade fee. Similarly, for Xbox players, the Digital Deluxe Edition can be upgraded for free via the Xbox store, and the Standard Digital Edition is a paid upgrade also completed via the Xbox store.
As Activision has announced, a Nintendo Switch version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is also on the way. A release date has not been given yet, although Activision have stated that “pre-orders are coming soon to the Nintendo eShop”.