It's been a strange old week for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 on Xbox Series X, and while Activision has come in for a lot of flack for various reasons, there's no doubt that the next-gen upgrade for the game is pretty darn good.
Eurogamer's Digital Foundry recently took an in-depth look at the game as part of its latest analysis, and came to the conclusion that we did - the 120 frames per-second 'Performance Mode' is absolutely superb on Xbox Series X.
"Xbox Series X provided the most consistent 120 frames per second experience in my testing - it's essentially locked... Really, the star of the show here is the new performance mode. THPS1+2 at 120 frames per second is simply brilliant."
According to DF, the 120FPS mode runs at 1440p on Xbox Series X, while you're looking at 720p to 900p on Xbox Series S. In contrast, the normal Fidelity Mode targets native 4K on Series X, and 1440p on Series S.
Here at Pure Xbox, we've tested quite a few 120 frames per-second games now on Xbox Series X, and while some of them are superb (Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Star Wars: Squadrons being notable examples), we think the fast movement and constant camera transitions make Tony Hawk possibly the best use of 120FPS so far.
Here's what we had to say about Tony Hawk's 120FPS mode in our recent review:
"Tony Hawk's games have always been twitchy, with rapid camera movements at all times, and so the constant transitions benefit heavily from that added smoothness, and make the standard 60FPS mode feel quite sluggish in comparison. We'd even go as far as to say this is probably the best use of 120 frames per-second on Xbox Series X so far."
Have you been able to try Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2's 120FPS mode yet? Let us know in the comments.