For a while there, it looked like the future of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was on hold; or at a bitter end.
The unfortunately-named Tony Hawk 5 was a new low for the series, and left us hanging for nearly five years as we anxiously awaited the fate of this once beloved franchise. Just a few months ago, Tony Hawk let us in on 2020’s worst-kept secret: Vicarious Visions and Activision were creating a remaster of the first two games called Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2.
Due out in September on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, the revival bundles together the two classic entries, with tons of input from Hawk himself and several other skaters. Based on a statement he’s made in the latest issue of Game Informer however, he doesn’t want to stop there.
Speaking to the magazine, Hawk says “this is just the start…with that baseline we’re hopefully going to be able to help remaster other titles, Pro Skater 3 and 4 even, and start to work on a new direction. That’s ultimately the goal for me.” Naturally, money talks (especially with Activision), so this project would have to sell before that happened.
Something tells me though that Vicarious Visions knows what they’re doing and folks have been hungry for a “knock it out of the park good” Tony Hawk game since…THUG 2? Some would say THUG 1? So if the quality is there (and that “baseline” Hawk mentions is a workable physics system), the fanbase will follow.
Tony Hawk [Game Informer]
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Tony Hawk says that he wants to bring Pro Skater 3 and 4 back to life, then ‘work on a new direction’ for the series