Tony Hawk returning to the video game world

Written by David Hing

February 21, 2014 | 12:57

Tags: #tony-hawk

Companies: #activision

Pro Skater Tony Hawk and Activision are once again working together on a new entry to the sportsman's skateboarding franchise.

Talking to IGN, Activision confirmed that it has 'something in the works with Tony Hawk' and more information will be revealed soon. The developer for the new entry has not been confirmed, although Robomondo which handled the most recent entry to the series is a possibility.

Hawk let slip that a new video game is in the works during his SiriusXM Demolition Radio show, although only went as far to say that 'it's pretty cool' instead of revealing any significant details. A co-host also made reference to the motion capture suit that had been used during development.

The Tony Hawks series has been mostly dormant since 2010 with Tony Hawk: Shred receiving particularly scathing reviews. Both Shred and its predecessor Ride required the use of a skateboard motion controlled peripheral which frustrated players and pushed the prices of the titles up significantly

The franchise did see a release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD in 2012, a downloadable remake for XBLA, PSN and Steam.

Prior to 2010, the Tony Hawks series had seen annual entries going back to the original Playstation title in 1999. Suggestions that the series would kick off again have surfaced in the recent past with Activision stating that it considers Tony Hawk has a Michael Jordan-style staying power.
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