Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 to grind its way onto the Xbox One and Xbox 360 later this year

Rumors have been swirling around this game since early 2014 and last year at E3 Tony Hawk went on record saying that they were working on the next Tony Hawk game. Well here we are today, and it has become officially official. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 will be heading to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 later this year.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5, as the name implies, is a return to the games roots. The game is a call back to its prime when the controls were finely tuned, and gameplay was over the top and fun. Once again, you will be skating around looking for floating DVDs and COMBO letters and trying to get the highest score possible.

The game is also said to feature some new additions such as level specific power-ups and the ability to shoot projectiles for individual missions. For example, one level features a power-up that makes your board move faster once you grind all the rails in that level.

As for the missions, they are no longer played out by a story and instead are played as "objectives" that take place on certain levels. The missions and objectives in each level can all be played solo or cooperatively with your friends online.

The game is said to be able to jump from online to offline play seamlessly. When you're playing online, levels are filled with fellow online skaters so that it feels alive and like a real free-for-all session. The devs are said to be still working on how many players should populate each level.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 brings back some of your favorite skaters (Tony Hawk being one of them) to play as, as well as some new big names in the skating community. You can also play as your own created player although there is no indication of the customization options that the Tony Hawk Underground series made so famous.

All in all, the game seems like it's on the right track to getting back to its roots while modernizing some of the things that made it fun. We're looking forward to hearing more about the game next month at E3.

Source: Game Informer

  • Tony Hawks a sell out, this game is going to suck.
  • h8ters gonna h8, sk8ters gonna sk8
  • I'm actually curious, why do you say that?
  • Did you miss the part where they are going to its roots? The first couple Tony Hawks were awesome! :)
  • If it wasn't for Tony Hawk skateboarding would not be as visible as it is today. I would also like to know what you think selling out means.
  • this needs a free roam lobby online ala GTA. 
  • Well there isn't a city anymore. You just play on different levels.
  • Yeah! Or like Forza Horizon only Drivers are ... Skaters. :)
  • Could be good if it is really going back to the roots of the first few games. Needs a skate park editor, and a race editor too Imo. This could potentially sell better as a budget game, I cant see myself paying £40 for it right away, but would consider it as the price drops as something a bit fun and different
  • Does have a skate park editor :)
  • Please put an s on grind. Cheers!
  • THPS 2 on Dreamcast is where it's at!
  • Dreamcast I miss it so much ( Shenmue, powerstone, THPS, and so many more.
  • shenmue 3 is actually in the works n exclusive to Dreamcast 2.  stay Tuned
  • It was great, but so was THPS 2X on the original Xbox
  • The beloved Dreamcast, my favorite! THPS2 was great on it, as were so many other rare gems. But it was good to see popular games like this hit the platform as well.
  • Ah! The memories.....
  • Powerstone, Fur Fighters, and Seaman... Could you imagine the possibilities if they were remade...
  • I hope that someone comes up with new ip soon, rehashing is getting old
  • There really isn't more that a new Skateboard IP can do. Tony Hawk and Skate already dominate the genre.
  • Yeah I'm kind of over the skate games i mean just in general seems like all publishers want to do is rehash all the games over and over....just add a number to the end of the name
  • If it's a return to its roots I'm there. The one reason I left for Skate was because it started getting crazy with 3-4
  • I thought 3 was okay, but 4 and everything after got way too silly. I remember playing TH Proving Ground. It seemed pretty fun
  • Wasteland killed it for me but thps 1-4 boss
  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater AND Tony Hawk Underground (with Bam Margera)... i miss those (gaming) days... happy that they'll back...:)
  • I want SSX Snowboarding redux, with half-pipe, and skiing add on, that game was awesome back in the day
  • This!! I enjoyed the latest SSX. But we do need one for next-gen systems
  • With split screen multiplayer...
  • Awesome
  • Good, back to the roots. The series got worse and worse when the first Underground came out. This forced Jackass/Bam Margera nonsense was just terrible. Tony Hawk's Project 8 wasn't able to save the series, it felt too sterile and the "magically move your board in every impossible direction while mid-air" feature was a bad joke. I hope this is an improvement in the old style and not only a half-assed mash-up of the old games (the THPS1+2 remake for PC is just a disappointment for fans of the series).
  • I know some of you maybe hate me for asking this, but will it be for Ps3 & Ps4 too?
  • I hate you :)
  • Thanks :) I love you too
  • Ooh what if they redid cool boarders lol only snowboarding game I've played and enjoyed
  • Anyone remember the feature where you could photograph your deck and import it into the game?
  • Good idea for a Kinect feature.