Activision has now confirmed the previously teased Nintendo Switch version of Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 + 2, as well as new versions of the game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S / X.
The publisher has said that these new PlayStation and Xbox versions will offer “a number of upgrades, such as super sharp 120FPS at 1080P, native 4K at 60FPS, spatial sound and more”. They’re not free either – you pay an $ 10 upgrade fee to unlock a “Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle”
Oh, and you can not upgrade any disc copy on Xbox even if you want to pay. Only on PlayStation.
Owners of Standard Digital Edition on PS4 or Xbox One, plus owners of Standard or Collector’s Edition on disc on PS4, must purchase the $ 10 Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle from the console store to unlock the new version of the game when it’s release.
There is no explanation as to why Xbox owners cannot upgrade their discs, or why Activision has chosen not to support Microsoft Smart Delivery to manage all of this.
There’s no obvious way to just buy a PS5 or Xbox Series X / S digital copy of the game, either. The options listed by Activision are Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle Edition, which packs in both latest generation and current generation versions and a handful of in-game Digital Deluxe editions, or a disk-based copy.
On the Xbox, transferring stored data from digital Xbox One versions to a Series S / X version only works automatically.
On PlayStation, there is a 10-step process that you can follow via Activision’s FAQ and Create-a-Park storage files are not transferred.
This is the same $ 10 upgrade fee or more expensive cross-gene package approach that Activision previously used with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. 2K started the trend with a similar fee at NBA 2K21.