Among the few skate licenses that have made an impression, we undeniably find Skate, but also Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, born in 2000. The famous arcade skate license is a reference of the genre that has marked generations of players thanks to its gameplay, its universe and its terribly addictive fun side. In 2020, Activision succeeded in reviving the license with a remaster of the first two opuses: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2. The formula works well, the fans are happy, but while remasters of the 3rd and 4th installments were expected, Tony Hawk himself came to cool some enthusiasm.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3+4 Remaster Project Finally Abandoned
Indeed, after the success of the remaster released in 2020, fans of the license began to wait for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 + 4 which was indeed in the pipes of Activision and the teams of Vicarious Visions. It was without counting on the absorption of Vicarious Visions by Blizzard, which forced the teams to work on other projects, going so far as to completely abandon the development of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3+4.
This is what Tony Hawk himself explained during an AndyTHPS live Twitch. This new remaster was on the way, but Vicarious Visions was forced to work on other projects overseen by Blizzard. Still according to Tony Hawk, Activision looked for other studios likely to take over THPS 3+4 but nothing pleased them. In a second step, they went to other studios to ask them for complete pitch ideas for a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. Activision eventually realized that no one would do it better than Vicarious Visions and so scrapped the project.
We hope that a saga as important as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater will not sign its death warrant under such conditions. It would be a very sad end for such a colossal license which would deserve a remaster worthy of the name for its 3rd and 4th opus.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 + 4 remasters were in the works but they were scrapped after Vicarious Visions was merged into Blizzard. 😔
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