Activision's glitch-ridden Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 has finally received an update.
Two months on from the game's disastrous debut, developer Robomodo has issued THPS5's 1.03 update, which weighs in at 7.8GB on PlayStation 4.
There are new levels and character campaigns, plus a couple of new features. But what about those all important bug fixes?
Robomodo mentions "gameplay mechanics" have been updated and grinds changed "in several of the levels". Additionally, textures have been updated for "many" skaters.
Patch notes ahoy:
- Additional levels have been added (Underground, Wild West)
- Additional character campaigns have been added (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tyler the Creator)
- Lighting and visuals have been improved for several levels
- Ability to regain Special Meter during a single combo has been added
- Per-Mission Leaderboards have been added
- Added option to "Return to Freeskate" while in a Mission or Mode
- Added option to "Return to Freeskate" while search for the other player for Co-op Missions or Modes
- Tutorial has been updated
- Many Pro Skaters' Textures have been updated
- Several Pro Skaters have recived Sponsor update
- Create-a-Park Levels have been updated
- Increased the total number of Stat points a Campaign can earn from 128 to 150
- Several gameplay mechanics within the levels have been updated
- Grinds were updated in several of the levels
- The User Generated Content Rating System has been updated
- Added Likes/Dislikes to the User Generated Levels
- New Challenge UI Flow for matching during FreeSkate has been added
- Leaderboard functionality was updated
- Several multiplayer modes have been added and updated
- Modes added include "Daily Grind," "Skate Hoarding" and "Manual Mayhem"
- More options for user preference have been added including:
- Double tapping grind button to activate slam
- Opt in/out of Global Voice Chat
- Several UI audio effects have been added
- Misc - minor UI fixes and improvements have been made
We'll be taking a closer look at how the game runs now, compared with how it did.
"Glitch-ridden and seemingly unfinished, this is a tragic swansong for Tony Hawk's video game career," Simon Parkin wrote in Eurogamer's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 review, which awarded the game a rare Avoid sticker.
For a remind of the game pre-patch, here's Ian:
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