Despite the very positive feedback from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, and the request for another remake for the other two opuses, Activision would have abandoned the project.
It was Tony Hawk himself who spilled the beans during a stream in which he said that there would definitely be no remake for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3+4 because of management. inside Activision.
The End of Vicarious Remakes
The pro skater teaches us in particular thata remake of Tony Hawk’s 3+4 was indeed planned, and this, from the start, Vicarious studio had to chain the two games and everyone was happy. Except that in the meantime, Activision has decided to liquidate the studio in merging some 200 developers with Blizzard teams. Vicarious then went from “main development studio” to “permanent reinforcement on Blizzard games”. The remakes were simply canceled. afterwards.
That was the plan, even up until the release date of 1+2. We were supposed to do 3 and 4, and then Vicarious kind of got absorbed, and they [Activision] looked for other developers. Without success, so it was over.
However, Tony Hawk points out that‘Activision had not completely buried the project when it decided to absorb Vicarious. The publisher would have first sought other developers capable of resuming the remake, but without success. Acti therefore sought to make a new original game, but again without satisfactory results. For Hawk, Activision didn’t really trust its teams like it did with Vicarious.
The truth is, Activision was trying to find someone to do the 3+4, but they didn’t have as much confidence as with Vicarious. So they looked for new ideas by asking their studios something like “what would you do with the title THPS?” But nothing that was offered was satisfactory, and then they stopped everything.
It would therefore seem that the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater license is once again at a standstillActivision having preferred to concentrate its forces on new Blizzard projects such as Diablo Immortal, Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2.
From you to me, it’s a shame as the remakes of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro and Tony Hawk’s 1+2 were such great successes.