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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is a mess, and Activision knows it

Activision has responded to issues players are having with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 launched this week for PS4 and Xbox One, marking the first main entry in the iconic franchise for over a decade.

Unfortunately it hasn’t been met with positive reception, as players report countless issues, bugs and glitches with the game.

Activision’s responded to these complaints with a short, one-sentence statement:

“We are aware of the issues that players have experienced following the launch of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 and are working with the developer to address these so that we can continue to improve the gameplay experience for all of the Tony Hawk fans who have known and loved this franchise for more than 16 years,” Activision said.

Related: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Review

Developer Robomodo is also aware of the issues, saying it is “reading all feedback” earlier this week on Twitter.

Activision and Tony Hawk signed a publishing deal together in 2002 that expires in 2015 with the release of Pro Skater 5.

You could easily relate the lack of polish in Pro Skater 5 to the expiration of this deal, leading to a rushed and unfinished release.

It’s still unclear whether some changes have been made to the publishing deal since 2002, if not then Pro Skater 5 had to launch this year no matter what.

Robomodo previously worked on Tony Hawk: Ride, Tony Hawk: Shred and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD.

The 360 and PS3 versions of Pro Skater 5 are scheduled to launch in November, but will lack some of the online features found on current generation platforms.

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