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Tony Hawk: Shred To Include Snowboarding

Looks like you'll be shredding up the slopes too.

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.

Source: OXM

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17 Comments
  1. Cjdamon042
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    God…

    If they just spent more time on making a good skateboarding game rather than releasing one every year with silly features and peripherals no one wanted, people would be a lot happier. I’m not really a skateboarding fan and have never owned a skateboarding game in my life, but I remember having fun playing the older Tony Hawk games with my mate years back.

    Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 13:19.
  2. PoorPaddy89
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Its so sad that one of my favourite gaming franchises from my early gaming years has become so crap. The last one I got was Project 8, and I think I’ve played it for about an hour in total.

    Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 13:21.
  3. STILLCANTTHINKOFAGOODPSNNAME
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    whats next Tony Hawk: Modern Warfare Hero

    Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 13:24.
    • CrawFail
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Imagine that, with Bam and the other dickheads from Jackass as your squad. ..christ.

      Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 13:39.
  4. CrawFail
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    The words ‘Dead’, ‘Flogging’, ‘Horse’ and ‘A’ come to mind..
    although I don’t think they’re in the right order…

    Any help?

    Seriously, It’s getting stupid. This is going to be the 14th game.. in TEN YEARS! WHAT?!

    Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 13:38.
  5. galgor
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Screw this crap. Either give the series a serious reboot, or just kill it off completely. I don’t know how it’s even feasible anymore..

    Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 13:39.
  6. Danny3194
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    Tony Hawks games need to die, it’s embarrassing to admit I liked previous installments after all the new shite games

    Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 14:22.
  7. DrNate86
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Surely these still can’t be selling well enough to justify more being made. I haven’t really liked them since Pro Skater 2!

    Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 15:01.
    • Dazbobaby
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      +1 THPS2 was the pinnacle of Tony Hawks, possibly 3 at a push. Since then thay have deteriorated to utter garbage. I’ve got proving ground, had it since I got my PS3 and I CANNOT get rid. No one will buy it on ebay and as it’s R1 no used game shop will buy it either.
      Skate on the other hand goes from strength to strength but has an appalling (my opinion) control method.

      Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 18:34.
  8. Mikiyaru
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    But Shaun White is also an Accomplished Skateboarder… has Tony Hawk even entered a Snowboarding competition?

    Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 15:14.
  9. Jordaaaan
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    I think I’ll be getting Shaun White, it looks awesome.

    Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 15:23.
    • Dazbobaby
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      But the first one of this generation was rubbish, possibly one of the worst games I’ve played in this genre.

      Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 18:35.
  10. tactical20
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Flop.

    Comment posted on 06/08/2010 at 16:19.

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