This is the week that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 launches, and while we’re only a few days away, a rumor came to light noting that the game may require online activation “despite all content being on disc.” However, this has been apparently debunked and seems to not be the case.
Niche Gamer covered the rumor which stemmed from a YouTuber called Lance McDonald who said in a Tweet, “I’m hearing from a few sources,” that the upcoming skateboarding title “requires online activation, despite being a offline game with the entirety of the game present on the game disc.” A DM to the site at the start of this paragraph saw McDonald clarify that he saw the message “REQUIRES CONTENT DOWNLOAD.” on box art that was available to view “through Australian online retailers”.
Andy Robinson, VGC‘s Editor In Chief took to Twitter to clarify that he has been told differently from Activision and that the rumor is not true. However, there’s no confirmation on a source outside of saying the studio told him. According to Andy, his understanding is that there will be a day one patch, but the game will be available to play without it. He brings up the message on the box in a reply to someone, “I was told it was caution on Activision’s part.”
I’ve been told this isn’t true. There is a day one patch, but the game can still be played without it. My guess is the box messaging is caution on Activision’s part. https://t.co/3upLseb3KH
— Andy Robinson (@AndyPlaytonic) September 2, 2020
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is to launch this Friday for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A brand new launch trailer has been released as well as the official soundtrack for the game being revealed not too long ago. While a Switch version hasn’t been confirmed, there have been Switch controller layouts reportedly discovered in the demo game files.