For these with fingers crossed that the third and fourth instalments of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater may get a remake, there’s dangerous information. According to Tony Hawk himself, talking on a Twitch livestream, remakes for each have been nonetheless deliberate as late as the discharge date of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, however as a result of merging of remake studio Vicarious Visions with Blizzard, the challenge was shelved.

“That was the plan,” Hawk said during the livestream, when discussing the possibility of further instalments or remakes. “Even up until the release day of this [the remakes of 1 and 2], we were going 3 and 4. Then Vicarious got absorbed, and then they were looking for other developers. And then it was over.”

Once Vicarious Visions was out of the image, Activision tried to recruit one other studio to work on the remake initiatives. “[Activision] were trying to find somebody to do 3 and 4 but they just didn’t really trust anyone the way they [trusted] Vicarious,” Hawk said. “So they took other pitches from other studios: ‘What would you do with the THPS title?’ And they didn’t like anything they heard, and then that was it.”

If that is unhappy for Tony Hawk lovers, Tony Hawk himself would not sound too happy, both. “I wish there was some way to bring it back,” he stated, including that possibly “when the dust settles we’ll figure it out.”

Released in 2020, the remakes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 have been a roaring success, to the extent that extra instalments—whether or not extra remakes or a complete new game—appeared inevitable. That was compounded by the drummer for CKY confirming final yr that the band would seem on a forthcoming Tony Hawk soundtrack. 

Shortly after the Tony Hawk 1+2 remake shipped, Vicarious Visions was merged into Blizzard Entertainment. All workers moved into roles that have been “fully dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives.”