Vicarious Visions’ Studio Head Confirms No Microtransactions in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 at Launch

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2

Vicarious Visions’ Studio Head Jen Oneal has confirmed there will be no microtransactions in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 at launch.

In an interview with GameSpot, Oneal stated there would be no microtransactions in the game at launch. However, paid content could come at a later date if there was demand.

Oneal explains “Everything that you see at launch is going to be unlocked with gameplay. We’re not planning on having monetization at launch.” She added that Vicarious Visions wanted to ensure players received a “complete package.”

She also stated (in GameSpot’s words) that if there was a demand for additional content, “Vicarious Visions might consider releasing more stuff to buy with real money down the road.”

GameSpot also speculated if the game would support cross-platform multiplayer, as Activision had done with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) and Call of Duty: Warzone. Oneal reportedly “stopped short” of confirming this, only stating “When the time comes we will say more.”

In case you missed it, part of the game’s soundtrack was recently revealed. During the interview, Oneal revealed that (in GameSpot’s words) “Activision was not able to secure every song from the original games due to licensing issues.” She did state “All of your favorites will be there.”

You can find the full rundown (via Epic Games Store) below.

Play the fully-remastered Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ & Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 2 games in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD.

Pre-purchase and receive:

  • Access to the Warehouse Demo*

Drop Back In With The Most Iconic Skateboarding Games Ever Made

Skate as the legendary Tony Hawk and the full pro roster. Listen to songs from the era-defining soundtrack. Hit insane trick combos with the iconic handling of the Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ series.

All The Original Game Modes And More

Play all the original modes and go head-to-head with local 2-Player modes. Show off your style and creativity with upgraded Create-A-Park and Create-A-Skater features. Compete against players from around the world in Multiplayer modes and leaderboards.

*Warehouse Demo availability and launch date(s) to be announced and subject to change. Internet connection required. This pre-order will grant you access to that demo, when released. See www.tonyhawkthegame.com for details. Downloadable content may be made available to purchase.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 launches September 4th for Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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