Activision explained to Eurogamer that they’ll be focusing on the PS4/XB1 versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, which is leading to the delay of the PS3/360 versions:
We are working closely with our developers to address the issues identified by our community. Our development resources are fully focused on fixes and content updates for PS4 and Xbox One, so we have decided to delay the release of THPS5 on PS3 and X360. We will update the community when we have more specific information about a release date for PS3 and Xbox 360.
After Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 released at the end of September for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we reviewed it and said, “[The game] suffers from a number of issues, including laggy multiplayer, dipping frame-rates, and off-putting physics.”
Whether it’s due to the current-gen version’s launch issues or another factor, Activision confirmed to The Games Cabin that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 has been delayed from November 2015 to 2016, following retailer release date delays. A new launch window wasn’t given, just that it will likely be out before March 31, 2016.
As we learned earlier this year, Pro Skater 5 on PS3/360 is priced at $39.99 and doesn’t include any of the online multiplayer features seen on PS4/XB1.
It may be a different publisher, but Warner Bros did a similar thing with Mortal Kombat X, delaying the last-gen versions by a few months before ultimately deciding to cancel them due to quality concerns.
[Source: The Games Cabin]