Plus, find out how online works in the forthcoming skating sequel
Hey PlayStation fans! I’m in a great mood so I’m going to throw out a bunch of stuff to share today.
I wanted to share some new details about online multiplayer. Connecting with other players is totally different than previous THPS games, and it’s unique compared to the current crop of skating titles. The Freeskate levels serve as lobbies for up to 20 players. They act as hubs where players can hang out and skate between different missions and online matches.
The sessions themselves are hosted by dedicated servers, so you can drop in and out of populated Freeskate sessions at any time. When you are ready, you can jump into a mission with your party or challenge the entire park in one of the competitive multiplayer modes. This is done from the Sessions menu, a multipurpose tool for queuing up missions or modes, managing your party, and checking to see who’s in the park. When your mission or match is finished, you can either retry/rematch or seamlessly jump back into the Freeskate where you can hang out while deciding what to do next.
This means that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is designed to get you online quickly and easily. As a reminder: the online features are only in the PS4 version. The PS3 version has no online play.
Also, PS4 and PS3 owners will be happy to hear Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 has PlayStation-exclusive content. There will be three character heads from Sony’s games: Ratchet, Sweet Tooth, and Sackboy.
We’ll have the game playable to the public at various places in North America and Europe over the summer and autumn, so be sure to follow @TonyHawkGames on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to get the deets.
Thanks for taking some time to let me talk about our baby, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5!