Tony Hawk confirms Pro Skater 1 & 2 Remake via bizarre text announcement
The classic skateboarding titles are making a return in one 4K collection
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The majority of the media seemed to burst a blood vessel earlier today after skateboarding legend Tony Hawk broke his own embargo to announce that two of his beloved games are making a return.
In a bizarre PR stunt on Twitter, where he asked fans to text his 'actual' number, the coolest 52-year-old on the planet unveiled the news that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2, originally developed by Neversoft, will be remastered for a new generation to enjoy.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tony Hawk is sending texts that say that a Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 remaster is coming <a href="https://t.co/drrVMBBZQz">pic.twitter.com/drrVMBBZQz</a></p>— Nibel (@Nibellion) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/1260228966893453317?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 12, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
As mentioned in Tony's text to the world, the games will feature original soundtracks, skaters and maps - as well as 'awesome' new features and, of course, revamped graphics.
In an interview with IGN, Vicarious Visions (Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy) studio head Jen Oneal said: "We started with Neversoft's original handling code. We started with that as a foundation and then layered on what we needed to do to modernize it".
She added: "The other thing that we looked at was the geometry because we wanted to match inch by inch the geometry so that those lines feel exactly the same that they were before".
One major change for gamers jumping back into the series after a 20-year absence from the original two games in the series is analog stick movement, as the original PlayStation back in those days only had D-pad controls.
"We didn't want to change anything because the reality is your muscle memory sets in and you're automatically hitting the buttons the way you remember it," says Oneal in her IGN interview. "But the one thing that we did have to put a little extra attention on, because back then it didn't exist were the analog sticks".
The games, which look set to be bundled together in one collective package, will feature both competitive online play and splitscreen co-op.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 Remake will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Game Store on September 4th, 2020.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/THPS?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#THPS</a> is back! Break skateboarding boundaries with the fully-remastered Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 collection. Available September 4, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Pre-Order Now. <a href="https://t.co/RaZQrXSNgP">pic.twitter.com/RaZQrXSNgP</a></p>— Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 (@TonyHawkTheGame) <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyHawkTheGame/status/1260238305192554498?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 12, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>