Sometimes things just don’t make sense in the gaming world. Activision’s remakes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 sold phenomenally when they came out a while back, even on the Nintendo Switch. So it would make sense that the company should look into remaking even more games in the series, like fan favorites Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 + 4, right? Alas, it’s not happening.
While sitting in on a livestream with Pro Skater designer Andy Gentile, the superstar skater
himself, Tony Hawk, broke the sad news that we won’t be getting another go-around of
remakes. And why? Because the game’s developer, Vicarious Visions, has become part of
In the video, linked below, at around the 2:26:00 mark, Hawk steps in and sadly explains how the absorption of the studio into Blizzard now stops it from working on Activision properties – including Pro Skater.
Which makes no damn sense, in our opinion. It’s Activision Blizzard, a joint company. There should be nothing stopping these guys from proclaiming that the game can get made, especially considering the millions of copies the first releases sold.
Alas, Hawk explained, “That was the plan even up until the release day of [Pro Skater 1+2], we were doing 3+4, and then Vicarious got kind of absorbed, and then they were looking for other developers, and then it was over. The truth of it is that [Activision] were trying to find somebody to do 3+4 but they just didn’t really trust anyone the way they did Vicarious, so they took other pitches from other studios. Like, ‘What would you do with the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater title?’ And they didn’t like anything they heard, and then that was it.”
It’s a shame, because we would’ve liked another go-around. At least you can still enjoy the first two games, which are available now.
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