Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 Announced

Posted May 5th, 2015 at 5:30 pm


Hinted to be coming for quite some time Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 was made official today. The Tony Hawk series was extremely popular and well-regarded over a stretch of time with the ‘Pro Skater’ and ‘Underground’ titles but since 2004 it has been completely mishandled. The idea to release a game tied to an expensive skateboard peripheral in 2009, riding off the music-game craze at the time, was a special kind of disaster.

Now though the series is said to be “going back to its roots”. Game Informer has the exclusive first look at the game which is expected out later this year on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and 360. Early concern from fans include being developed by Robomodo – which as a studio has a very poor track record – to the inclusion of projectiles and power-ups. Visually the first screenshots don’t look to be anywhere near current-gen quality and the decision to develop cross-gen and support the old systems is being blamed for that.