So while the excitement of having more platforms having access to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 this year, the news isn’t exactly all good. I’m happy that the Nintendo Switch is now able to have too great games join the library but it looks like early adopters are once again getting the short end of the stick.
On March 26, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will arrive on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, and also Nintendo Switch. On next-gen consoles, the upgraded version includes several changes including 120 FPS at 1080P, native 4K at 60 FPS, spatial audio and more.
So far, things sound good and fans are excited to see the game make a splash again. Except Activision is being Activision, and confusing everyone on how to upgrade their copy. If you own the game digitally on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One it will cost you to upgrade for $10. If you own a copy of the disc version on Xbox One, you’re not eligible to upgrade. If you own the standard edition or the Collector’s Edition, you need to pony up $10.
You can follow along and read the upgrade guide here.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 physical owners can also upgrade to the next gen version with a fee pic.twitter.com/XU1w3xIqBX
— Wario64 (@Wario64) February 23, 2021
I’m not too pleased with how Activision is treating their customers but this is absolutely the norm for the publisher. Confusing messaging, squeezing the customer for extra money and generally inciting anger from everyone.