Tony Hawk himself has revealed that remasters of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 & 4 were planned by Activision. However, when Vicarious Visions got merged in to Blizzard the project was lost.
“That was the plan,” said Tony on a Twitch stream. “Even up until the release date of [Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 remasters] we were going three and four. And then Vicarious kinda got absorbed and [Activision] were looking for other developers, and then it was over.”
He went on to explain that Activision did not trust other studios with the remasters so looked for other pitches for the franchise. “What would you do with the THPS title? They didn’t like anything they heard and that was it.”
That is surprising, the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 reviewed incredibly well, we gave the PS4 version at spanking 10 out 10 in our review. “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+ 2 is a labour of love and an ode to the series’ glory days,” said Thomas. “Every inch of the game has been perfectly restored and updated for modern consoles and it’s an absolute delight to play from start to finish. This is a must-buy for skateboarders, gamers and everyone else in between.”
A few months later we went back to the game to check out the Nintendo Switch version which scored an impressive 8/10. Thomas was on review duties again and had this to say. “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is an impressive Switch port that make graphical cuts in just the right places. Those cuts ensure a smooth and consistent gameplay experience that sets a new standard for Tony Hawk games on the go.”
It sounds like Activision are still holding on to the license for the franchise so there may be a new Tony Hawk game in the future, but for now nothing is planned. Those wanting to get a skating fix have plenty of titles to chose from, with Skate Story, Session: Skate Sim, and Skate 4 on the way.