For those getting Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, you’re going to be missing half of the game’s features

It seems Activision is launching Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 on previous generation consoles “just because,” as the latest news for the upcoming skateboarding title has left a bit of a bitter taste in the mouths of those still playing their Xbox 360s or PlayStation 3s.

According to Activision, who confirmed the news to VideoGamer, the older generation versions of the game won’t be getting the “seamless online multiplayer” which has been advertised as one of the game’s main promising features in the latest Pro Skater title.

Details are thin about the multiplayer mode, but it seems like it’ll be making the most of current-generation hardware, which leads me to believe that it could be a persistent world where other players can be found skating around the game world allowing players to quickly challenge other players or jump into online multiplayer sessions by interacting with certain things in the game world.

That’s really the only reason I can see for Activision to omit multiplayer from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as there was a multiplayer mode in Project 8 for older gen consoles which worked pretty well.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is set to launch on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One later this year. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are also exclusive to GAME in the UK.

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