Is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 an Epic Games Store exclusive?
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is coming this September, with fully remastered graphics and remade versions of all the classic courses from the first two games. Perhaps this is Activision’s chance to make up for the mess that was Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. We will have to wait and see when it does finally release. But the new reveal has left some lingering questions. Namely, will Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 be an
Other questions have been answered about Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. We know that the console versions of the remaster will have some kind of split-screen mode, as well as online play. Details about other elements remain vague. We don’t know what skaters have been brought into the game as playable characters. We don’t know if there will be expanded modes, like a new story mode, or anything like that.
As of now, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+ 2 will release for PlayStation 4, the Epic Games Store, and Xbox One on September 4th. If you preorder the game, you will receive a playable demo of Warehouse, the very first level from the first game in the series. With the remaster, players can expect all the classic, courses, tricks and gear from the first two games. And with the PC release, the question of it being exclusive to one platform burns in everyone’s mind.
Epic Games Store exclusives have been a pretty hot button issue for many PC gamers. Epic Games wants to take on Steam, and they have largely been doing it by offering free games every week and by paying for timed exclusives of both indie and AAA games. PC gamers were not happy wiht this arrangement and they have a point.
The Epic Games Store is still very barebones, even lacking a shopping cart. At least it isn’t struggling with the nightmare of low-quality games and community moderation that Valve is.
Despite these issues and claims of protest, that strategy has definitely worked for Epic Games. Their new storefront has rocketed past 100 million registered users, mostly those claiming free games, and they made $680 million off of the platform in 2019. And based on how well the strategy is working, and the fact that the reveal didn’t list Steam, suggests that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will be an Epic Games Store exclusive.
Activision has yet to confirm whether or not Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will be an Epic Games Store exclusive. It is coming to PC, as the reveal earlier today showed off. So we will have to return to this question later.
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