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TONY HAWK'S PRO SKATER 5 Displays New Graphics In Recent Trailer

Looks like all the griping on the internet paid off. In early August the development team behind Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 changed what many were calling it's "low tech" graphics to a more cel shaded fluid look. I think we can all agree this new style, while still not cutting edge next gen, is much better than the previous product we were shown. Robomodo CEO Josh Tsui explained the switch in design to Gamespot:

It was essential that the game run at 60fps at 1080p,” said CEO Josh Tsui. “Even with 20 people skating online in the same session. We’ve achieved that, so now fans are seeing a better-looking game...It’s more over-the-top—the lighting has been improved and we’ve pumped up the game’s colors. Also, details like motion blur, depth of field, and outlining were tweaked, in the interest of improving the player’s focus on the skater and nearby obstacles and terrain.

Whatever the reason, I'm satisfied! I got a bit of flak for being so rough on the design when I wrote about it a couple months ago, but looks like the collective "we" actually changed the game for the better...not that I'm looking for vindication or anything...just sayin. We also see a couple of the new skaters featured in the roster for the game, one of which is Hawk's son Riley. The game launches September 29th on multiple platforms (sorry, Wii U).

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