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Tony Hawk makes the jump to next-gen, out now on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

A little better-looking, but otherwise the same awesome set of games that saw release last summer, next-gen Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1&2 is out now.

Skating again

The latest in a series of big name games to get next generation console bumps is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1&2. As you might imagine, that means better visual quality and faster load times.

Gamers can expect to see “120 FPS at 1080P, native 4K at 60 FPS[1], spatial audio and more”. What’s in that “and more”? Well, for one thing the games now have “high-fidelity atmospherics”. Activision says that means virtual skaters will see “sharper dynamic shadows, reflections and lens flares, as well as enhanced skater textures and more”.

I guess just take a look and see for yourself.

If you already own a retail copy of the game on last-gen consoles, Activision has an upgrade in place. Current players gan get the “cross-gen deluxe bundle” for an additional $10 fee. That gets you the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S edition of the game, plus “access to the secret skater Ripper (a.k.a. the infamous Powell-Peralta mascot), retro gear for Create-A-Skater mode, and retro skins for Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and Rodney Mullen.”

On the other hand, if you have the Digital Deluxe version of THPS1&2 already on the PS4 or the Xbox One, then you’ll get the upgrade for free (except in Japan). Oh, and if you’re a Switch player, your time is coming. There’s no release date just yet, but THPS1&2 is indeed coming to Nintendo’s console this year.

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