News today via the recent Activision financial results call is that the next entry in the Tony Hawk skateboarding franchise, Shred, will also feature snowboarding.
The upcoming game will also support the same skateboard peripheral as last year’s critical failure Tony Hawk: Ride but, tellingly, won’t require it. Following the release of an overwhelmingly negative reaction to Ride, Activision’s Mike Griffith mentioned that the game suffered because “it took longer to optimise the hardware, leaving less time to optimise the software”, so here’s hoping the team can really improve on the game this time round.
So whilst Shaun White is turning his hand to skateboarding this year, Tony Hawk is taking up snowboarding – quite the switcheroo. Tony Hawk: Shred is being developed by Robomodo, published by Activision and is scheduled for a release later this year.