Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5’s release has been shambolic, with absurd glitches and visually ancient texture quality. To put this train wreck into perspective, the game’s user score on Metacritic currently stands at 1.6 with a press rating of 36. Given this public outcry, an Activision spokesperson released a statement which reads:
“We are aware of the issues that players have experienced following the launch of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5,”
“And [we] are working with the developer to address these so that we can continue to improve the gameplay experience for all of the Tony Hawk fans who have known and loved this franchise for more than 16 years.”
I highly doubt anyone with functioning brain activity will accept this woeful response which doesn’t even offer an apology. Furthermore, Activision is a major publisher and surely consulted with the developer during this project. It seems absurd that they can provide the funds without having any clue about the game’s technical state. Clearly, Activision was aware of the unfinished build and pushed it out any way to receive financial rewards. The company felt like they could fix it in a future patch and had to meet the game’s deadline.
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