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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Finally Coming To Steam

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After almost three agonizing years of waiting, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, the excellent remake of the first two classic Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games, has been announced for a Steam release on October 3. Ever since its launch in 2020, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 has been an Epic Games Store exclusive for PC Gamers. The game never even made the jump to Activision-Blizzard's exclusive launcher, which struck many as odd.

Since then though fans have been waiting for the game's great PC port to make its way to Steam and be free of the EGS exclusivity limbo. But after 3 years it'd be safe to say that many had given up hope of a re-release. Especially with the follow up, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3+4, being canceled and developer Vicarious Visions being absorbed by Blizzard. So to see 1+2 come to Steam is a pleasant surprise.

We know the Steam Deck can handle 60FPS in this game from testing done on the EGS version, and Activision's Steam Deck support has been pretty great as long as it isn't Call of Duty. So I think it's safe to expect Steam Deck support either Day 1 or Week 1, which is pretty exciting given the Switch version has a 30 fps cap and that's the only other portable version so far.

You can wishlist Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 on Steam now.

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A humble Steam Deck owner and fledgling Linux user in general. I've always been interested in Linux replacing Windows as the primary PC gaming OS. But it was always a mess of frustration, drivers, and not knowing which kernel was best. When SteamOS3 and Steam Deck hit the scene however, I realized the true potential of Linux as a gaming platform. Currently am running PopOS.
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Eri Sep 27
Finally! I'm not going to double dip unless it comes in a bundle but I'm glad is no longer exclusive. I can confirm that the EGS version runs at 60 on Steam Deck.
furfy Sep 27
Holy! I've been waiting for this day after day..
Linux_Rocks Sep 27
QuoteActivision's Steam Deck support has been pretty great as long as it isn't Call of Duty.
No big loss there. Call of Duty is ass anyways.
if MS hadn't bought them, this never would have happened, and we'd be without it forever.

epic is vile. glad to see this, but in a very angry, bittersweet way. it should not have taken this long.
Rrhapsody Sep 27
So, can we have hope for Kingdom Hearts?
I've been fortunate enough to buy some games before their sale contract ended on Steam -- Tony Hawk HD, Duke Nukem, etc...

It's a fun play on Steam Deck but gets a little tiring and doesn't feel as polished as I wish.

I'm hopeful that this new version feels more polished since it's been about 23 year since the original came out and I played it all summer long.

I'm also curious about the status of DRM, and the price -- DRM will be a no-go for me, and it's not like it hasn't been on EGS for at least a year, there's no reason I can't wait longer.

Additionally, with RSPCS3 and other emulators, it may just be better buying the games off ebay, doing a img backup, and playing that way -- or simply getting a bluetooth dvd-rom or equivilant and playing that way.

I'm sure you could sshfs to a LAN computer with a DVD rom and play that way too -- it would make a interesting tech case.

Get 10 dvd-roms in a server and simply remote access your games and you can use the physical copy as is straight away.
neolith Sep 28
The Steam page hints at always online DRM...
Bummer, I was looking forward to play this.
Glittery Oct 6
Wow, three year embargo? Any details on that?
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