After launching again in 2020 on PC by way of the Epic Video games Retailer, Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1+2 is lastly (three years later…) making its strategy to Steam in October. Quickly, it is going to be very straightforward to play this unbelievable remake of the primary two video games within the sequence in your Steam Deck, no Heroic Video games Launcher required!
Forged your thoughts again to September 4, 2020. The covid-19 pandemic was nonetheless a brand new and horrible drawback, the PS5 and Xbox Sequence X/S consoles had but to be launched, and the world acquired a brand new Tony Hawk recreation within the type of Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1+2. It was a great recreation that recreated the texture of these older titles, however did so utilizing superior visuals. THPS 1+2 additionally launched completely on the Epic Video games Retailer on PC. After which, uh, effectively three years handed, covid continues to be a factor, and it appeared like Activision had forgotten all about THPS 1+2 or releasing it on Steam. However now, both a actually lengthy unique deal has expired or somebody at Activision remembers they might make more money by bringing the final good Tony Hawk recreation to extra gamers by way of a Steam model.
On Tuesday, the official Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Twitter account introduced, with little fanfare or hype, that the favored remake would launch on Steam on October 3. The sport already has a Steam store page, and gamers can wishlist THPS 1+2 forward of subsequent week’s Steam launch.
It’s unclear why now, after three years and loads of radio silence, Activision has determined to carry THPS 1+2 to the PC storefront utilized by most gamers. Kotaku has reached out to the writer for more information.
I suppose it’s potential the corporate signed some three-year take care of Epic, however that looks like far too lengthy for this sort of exclusivity deal, particularly for a comparatively low-key recreation. It’s additionally potential that Activision realized that THPS 1+2 is an ideal match for the Steam Deck, and placing the sport on Valve’s storefront makes it simpler for individuals to purchase and play it on the favored moveable PC. Or possibly anyone simply stumbled upon a sticky word in a desk and went, “Oh shit, proper!” and hit a button.
For now, we simply don’t know. (It’s clearly as a result of they have been apprehensive gamers would change into confused, and attempt to screw vehicles to their Steam Decks -Ed.)
Personally, I’m fairly blissful to see THPS 1+2 lastly coming to Steam. The thought of getting this recreation simply accessible on my Steam Deck—no bizarre launchers or tinkering required—sounds great. And hey, possibly this can be a signal Activision has plans to make extra Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater video games? Probably not, however I can hope, proper?