Tony Hawk 1+2 Remastered Could Have Microtransactions — But Not at Launch

Vicarious Visions says Tony Hawk 1+2 Remastered won't have microtransactions right away but keeps the door open.

One of last week's Summer Game Fest reveals was Tony Hawk 1+2 Remastered, an overhaul of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and Pro Skater 2. It's set to release September 4 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and it won't have microtransactions — for a while, at least.

Jen Oneal, head of Vicarious Visions, spoke with GameSpot on the topic. Oneal said, "Everything that you see at launch is going to be unlocked with gameplay. We're not planning on having monetization at launch." However, she then added that more material could be included as paid content if the demand for it existed.

That could be almost anything, from new skateparks to more customization options. But given what we know about how Activision tried preserving as much as possible from the original games, it's hard to say that whatever paid content Tony Hawk 1+2 Remastered ends up getting (if anything) will be anything too big.

GameSpot asked whether cross-platform play might be included in future updates as well, though Oneal said there wasn't anything to mention on that topic at this time. The original story is over on GameSpot. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Tony Hawk 1+2 Remastered news as it shreds our way.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published May. 18th 2020

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