Speculating over the existence of a new skateboarding video game is one of our favourite past-times here at TSA Towers.
It seems like almost every other week we hear about a potential leak or slip of the tongue in regards to either Skate 4 or a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater sequel.
The latter has certainly been cropping up in more discussions this year, especially with EA reportedly distancing itself from the Skate brand.
The latest evidence of a new Tony Hawk video game comes via Jason Dill. In a recent episode of The Nine Club podcast the professional skateboarder nonchalantly mentions that it will be coming in 2020 and that he will be part of the project.
— Nibel (@Nibellion) May 5, 2020
This isn’t one hundred percent confirmation that the game exists, however. Unless there’s a leak, we’ll need to wait for Activision to make an official announcement. An announcement that just might be part of the Summer Game Fest being spearheaded by mister video games himself, Geoff Keighley.
Even then, this might not be the Tony Hawk’s fans are hoping for. It could well be a new mobile title, perhaps in the same vein as King’s upcoming Crash Bandicoot spin-off.
However, we remain optimistic. With Activision’s Crash and Spyro remakes being a big success the publisher hinted that similar projects have been given the green light.
With that said, their most recent attempt at reviving the franchise was a bit of a disaster, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 scoring a miserable 3/10 in our review:
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 should be remembered not just as a bad game, but as an indicator of the industry’s hubris, where games are continuously released in a broken state. It’s a shame, because if there was more time then Robomodo’s efforts may have eventually led to a fantastic skateboarding game. Instead a classic franchise has been tarnished and an audience scorned.