Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5
A screenshot from the new game Activision

Activision has revealed that the old gen versions of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will not have online multiplayer or any online functionality.

The news was confirmed to VideoGamer, though no reason was given for the absence of what many would consider a basic function in the modern gaming landscape. What they describe as "seamless online multiplayer" will be prominent in the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game however.

Those new gen versions will allow players to partake in online skate sessions, share custom skateparks online and challenge others around the world.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will launch alongside the new gen ones later this year, but will only be available at GAME stores in the UK in a clear show that Activision's focus with this game is on the current generation of consoles.

At this point in the console cycle it should be expected that the new consoles take precedent, with older versions falling behind in terms of features. It isn't often that online play is lost entirely however.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is being developed by Robomodo, the team behind Tony Hawk Ride, Shred and the Pro Skater HD remakes released in 2012.