Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Day 1 Patch 67% Bigger Than The Game


If you were expecting the launch of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 to be smooth sailing for Activision, you haven’t really been paying attention. The gameplay and visuals look straight out of a PS2 title, no games outlet received an advanced copy for review and the game has shown to be buggy in its first day on shelves. Don’t worry, though, as Activision has a patch ready for the game’s launch that is 7.7 GB in size. The size of the game’s file, itself? 4.6 GB.

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As Eurogamer reports, the last-minute change in graphical style, in addition to numerous bugs that unpatched players will likely see, are likely being fine-tuned in order to make Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 run smoother. However, because of how massive the amount of changes involved are in nature, we have a game that is now smaller than the changes made to it. It’s no wonder that nobody got a review copy ahead of launch; the Day 1 patch was roughly 67% larger than the game itself!

It’s a shame that NeverSoft not only stopped production on Tony Hawk games, but has ceased its namesake altogether when folding into Infinity Ward. Instead of focusing on making the next shoot-bang game that comes after Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, their efforts could have been focused on making Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 a return to form for the series. Instead, we have a buggy, sloppy, unfinished mess that is literally smaller than the sums of its parts.

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