Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remake will not feature microtransactions at launch according to Jen Oneal, the boss at Vicarious Visions. However, it looks like they might consider adding microtransactions in post-launch updates.
Fans of Tony Hawk Pro Skater series have finally got some great news earlier this month with the announcement of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remake. Activision teamed up with the original creators Vicarious Visions to bring the beloved games to all major platforms but with fancy new graphics and other additions.
One of these new additions will be cosmetics and customisation options. Players will get to apply different colours and skins to their boards and also create their characters with various clothing items.
Of course, such deep customisation feature also can be a cause for concern since cosmetic items are usually sold for real-world money in addition to those that can be obtained through gameplay. Vicarious Visions' boss Jen Onreal explained that at launch, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 will not feature microtransactions.
"Everything that you see at launch is going to be unlocked with gameplay. We're not planning on having monetization at launch," she explained.
However, many players who purchase Activision's titles, such as Call of Duty are aware of a similar practice. Activision usually launch games without an in-game store but introduces them in post-launch updates, shortly after the release.
It looks like this will also be the case with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2. "When the time comes we will say more," Onreal said when asked about a possibility of adding microtransactions later.