Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 + 4 Remasters canned by Activision after Vicarious Visions merger
Were you one of many 1 million folks that loved Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Remaster when it launched again in 2020? Did you suppose that – after turning into the fastest-selling recreation within the sequence – it might make sense for Activision to work on the inevitable sequel?
Well, you have been improper. As have been all of us, apparently. As per comments from the birdman, Tony Hawk, himself, plans for a follow-up recreation have been scrapped when improvement studio Vicarious Visions was merged with Activision Blizzard.
Apparently, the writer continued taking pitches from exterior builders as soon as Vicarious Visions was folded into the mega-developer, however the firm wasn’t pleased with any of the concepts that have been being floated. Vicarious Visions would as a substitute be put to work on Diablo 2: Resurrected, and the THPS Remake undertaking would halt.
“I wish I could say that we had something in the works, but Vicarious Visions kind of got disbanded…” Hawk stated in an interview with andyTHPS (thanks, Okami Games). “[Making 3+4 after 1+2], that was the plan. Even up till the discharge date of [1 + 2], we have been going 3 + 4. And then Vicarious obtained absorbed they usually have been searching for different builders after which… it was over.”
So is a follow-up to the nostalgia-baiting remaster doubtless? Hawk stays doubtful. “The truth of it is, they were trying to find someone to do 3 + 4, but they just didn’t really trust anyone the way they did Vicarious,” he continued when a viewer asked a follow-up question. “So they took pitches from other studios, like ‘what would you do with a THPS title?’ and they didn’t like what they heard, and then that was it.”
It was solely final May that we heard that Activision could also be engaged on a brand new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater recreation, as CKY drummer Jess Margera hinted that the band can be concerned in “the brand new [THPS game] popping out.”
Whether that undertaking will ever launch stays to be seen; it might make sense for Microsoft to resurrect the undertaking as soon as it formally takes over Activision Blizzard – the THPS video games can be a fairly important get for the corporate, and would supply some sorely wanted unique fodder going forwards.
Whether or not we’ll see Phil Spencer bust a kickflip on-stage at The Game Awards to announce that in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later, although, stays unsure.