As the Tony Hawk series has progressed, it has become more and more about the multiplayer aspects. Recently it was revealed that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 will have a strong focus on multiplayer too and it will even include up to 20 player online multiplayer support.
According to Robomodo, the development team working on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, the online multiplayer will allow players to drop in and drop out at any point. Players will be able to complete missions together, work alongside each other to level up, and help each other to unlock different content and complete challenges. Players can also compete against each other as well.
The whole idea behind the drop-in/drop-out concept is that Robomodo would like players to feel as if they're entering a skatepark that never closes. A player could potentially drop in to play for a few minutes early in the day, leave the game and then come back a few hours later to find the same set of players he came across earlier.
Another big aspect of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is the skate park creator - players will be able to make their own skate parks and a lot of the game will focus on different methods for players to share their skate parks with each other.
Robomodo has given a description about the different versions of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 across different platforms as well, and whilst the new gen versions will have online multiplayer support, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will not have online multiplayer.
The old gen versions will have a skate park editor as well, but there will not be any sharing features available.