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‘Tony Hawk 5’ delayed on old consoles

After a horrific launch for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, accompanied by terrible reviews and a brutal public reaction, publisher Activision has decided to delay the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 indefinitely.

The game, which has been panned for its technical issues including a day one patch bigger in size than the game itself, had originally been scheduled to hit the older consoles on November 13, roughly a month and a half after the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Now, the game will hit store shelves at an undetermined date in the future.

“We are working closely with our developers to address the issues identified by our community,” said Activision in a statement. “Our development resources are fully focused on fixes and content updates for PS4 and Xbox One, so we have decided to delay the release of THPS5 on PS3 and X360. We will update the community when we have more specific information about a release date for PS3 and Xbox 360.”

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, developed by Robomodo, was meant to mark the triumphant return of the beloved franchise that began all the way back on the PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast, but it’s pretty clear that that won’t be how the game is remembered. Activision even went so far as to name it Pro Skater 5, a moniker the series hasn’t used since  the franchise began to give each title their own individual subtitle in 2002. It’s a pity that such a storied franchise has returned only to be dragged through the mud.

 

About Lawson Kiehne

Lawson Kiehne

Lawson Kiehne is an aspiring Australian writer who is fascinated by everything involving stories. In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing video games and watching films and television and hopes to one day be a published novelist.