There is a new Tony Hawk game coming. And, Activision really wants you to buy it on PS4 and Xbox One. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will not have “seamless online multiplayer.”

Activision broke the news to

The pricing of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions does reflect the absence of multiplayer. Both versions will cost $40 versus the usual $60.

The Xbox One and PS4 versions will have multiplayer. Competitive and cooperative modes will be featured, plus you can create skate parks and share them with your friends.

New features are also coming to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 including power-ups and shooting projectiles. We will have to wait until we see some footage to see how these power-ups affect gameplay.

Transitioning to only the Xbox One and PS4

That’s one way to start phasing out support for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Activision should just dump Xbox 360 and PS3 development like Ubisoft did.

Ubisoft announced the move during their financial call with investors yesterday. Only Just Dance will continue to see titles on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Finally. This is has been one of the biggest issues over the past two years. The full extent of the consoles can’t be realized because publishers are also developing for 360 and PS3. Ubisoft announced they were ditching Xbox 360 and PS3 development yesterday. Expect other big publishers to file suit soon. I doubt we see much cross platform development in 2016.

What do you think of publishers phasing out Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 development? About time? Or, do you think the previous generation has a few more years in it?


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