Activision delays the PS3/Xbox 360 version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 as it works on fixing the technical issues found in the PS4/Xbox One version of the game.
Earlier this year, Activision released Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 on PS4 and Xbox One and though fans had hoped that it would be a return to form for the series (following Ride and Shred which sold poorly) and would showcase what made the series great in the first place, they were disappointed. Many critics called the game a buggy mess (Game Rant‘s own review scored it just 1 out of 5) with a now infamous glitch video only highlighting that, so it’s unsurprising that the PS3 and Xbox 360 version of the game has now been delayed past its November 10 release date.
In the meantime, Activision and Robomodo (the game’s developer) will try to address the groundswell of complaints that were lodged against the game due to all of those technical issues. In a statement, the publisher said that its “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”. And although Activision didn’t give a specific timeframe for when fans could expect THPS5, Eurogamer states that the game is unlikely to be released until 2016.
Fans on both current and last gen consoles have greeted the news. Those playing the game on PS4 and Xbox One are glad that Activision and Robomodo aren’t spreading themselves thin trying to make the last-gen version. And those patiently awaiting Tony and his kickflipping pals to arrive on PS3 and Xbox 360 are happy as it means that maybe their version of the game won’t suffer from the same launch problems as the current-gen version.
However, others say that the delay of the game is just a ploy to cancel Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 on PS3 and Xbox 360 altogether and that Activision is trying to keep fans in the dark. While that theory is unconfirmed, given that so many other companies have ceased support for last-gen consoles (Ubisoft has ended support, while Rockstar no longer updates last-gen GTA Online) and the fact that Activision removed the campaign mode from the upcoming Call of Duty, it’s not hard to see why people might believe that.
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