In a statement sent to Shacknews, Activision says it’s “aware of the issues that players have experienced following the launch of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 and 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.”
A video put together by Eurogamer shows how much of a glitchy mess the game is. While we try not to slate a game without reason, this game is no excuse. Knowing that personal friends have been excited for the return of the franchise, along with the knowledge they have paid for it (before its EU release tomorrow), we can only imagine how disgusted they feel. To see the game in this shambles before it even reaches their hands is horrifying.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 requires 4.6GB of hard drive space to install, with a day one patch requiring 7.7GB, more than the game itself. Still, the game is sloppy, glitchy and ugly. Few reviews exist for the title, as review copies were not sent out by Activision, but a quick glance at Metacritic (see below) tells you more than you need to know.