Activision is planning to revive the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise with a brand new instalment.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater has been the epitome of skating games, with the franchise receiving five main instalments since 1999, alongside a host of spin-offs.
Despite Pro Skater 2 and 3 going down as two of the best skating games in history, Pro Skater 5 was widely criticised for being rushed out in mere months in order to take advantage of Activision’s licence before it ran out.
Continue reading for all the information we have on the game's progress.
News of a revival to Tony Hawk's iconic franchise broke today, as a Twitter user picked up on news of songs being licensed for the game.
@TheNathanNS tweeted out a picture of a screenshot from a music group's Facebook post.
Though this seems like a major NDA breach, we hope that the group has been given permission to leak the news, with the potential that it would build hype for the game.
Lizzie Armanto's comments
Rumours have been swirling lately that Activision is interested in reviving the franchise.
Lizzie Armanto getting some serious air at Nass festival
In a recent interview with skateboarder Lizzie Armanto on the Nine Club podcast, Armanto straight-up confirmed that a new game was on the way.
“He’s coming out with another one”, she says in reference Tony Hawk himself, “and I’ll be in that too.”
We have heard that later versions of the podcast have been edited to cut the comment, which is always a good sign that it could be true.
That said, we still have no legitimate confirmation, but one of the gaming community’s most reliable leakers has added some clout to Armanto’s claims.
Serial leaker Sabi (@New_WabiSabi) took to Twitter to reveal that early prototype remakes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 were shared around Activision’s various offices in secret.
Check out the tweet below:
Sabi discusses the question of whether all of the hype is over a remake, or if it is a brand new addition to the series.
That said, the remakes may only be test demos and a full sequel is what’s actually being planned.
Take note that there has been no evidence shared as of yet, however, Sabi is a pretty reliable source of information.
He leaked most of the major announcements from E3 2019, earning himself a cease and desist order from Nintendo.
Provided that the information is legitimate, the only question now is if the Call of Duty publisher is remaking the originals, or bringing out a brand-new addition to the series.
Either of the two would be graciously embraced by fans, but a 6th addition to the series would be the ultimate outcome.
Any rumours of an imminent new game make it very likely it’ll be unveiled at The Game Awards on December 13th, though we’ll just have to wait and see.