Does Activision Have The Tony Hawk License After All?

It seems Activision might be planning some sort of a remake with the Tony Hawk‘s Pro Skater (THPS for short) series, and not a sequel (which is a good idea: 5 was awful, and let’s leave it at that).

„So about that Activision remake that had some work done I mentioned a week or two ago… Sure hope you like skating,” Sabi, a reliable insider, wrote on Twitter. This account has recently also revealed that a 3D Zelda game could be launching in 2020. (It would be the sequel to Breath of the Wild.) That doesn’t say much, so let’s see the other two tweets as well: „[An] explanation of what I shared in my [Discord] server: an Activision contact told me a week or so ago about how Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 had demos/prototypes remade. They went around internally. I didn’t share before as I wasn’t sure if they were being remade as full games, or [it’s] just a test. I shared this info with just a few people. Interestingly, Liam Robertson just mentioned this info in his podcast, seemingly corroborating the info. Nobody seems to know if both games are being fully remade, or if it’s just a test for something else.”

The question in the title comes in at the point where Activision Blizzard has lost the Tony Hawk license in 2015 – this is why they launched Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 in September 2015 as a last-ditch effort and a mere cash-in. (It wasn’t successful: the dev team, Robomodo, has gone out of business in a year after or so.) So, the situation is interesting: is Tony Hawk, an iconic skateboarder, having a deal struck with Activision Blizzard behind the scenes?

THPS 2 was a legendary game in its time. Making something even get close to it will be a mighty task!

Source: JVL

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