Followers of the Birdman (that is Tony Hawk) acquired fairly the shock earlier this 12 months in April when it was revealed the THPS developer Vicarious Visions had been absorbed by Blizzard Leisure.
Issues had been raised about the way forward for the Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater collection on the time, and if remasters of the third and fourth recreation would ever see the sunshine of day. Sadly, Tony Hawk has now confirmed they’re doubtless not taking place.
Talking on a Twitch stream not too long ago (andyTHPS), Tony shared an upfront assertion concerning the present state of affairs:
“I want I may say we had one thing within the works, however you already know Vicarious Visions sort of acquired disbanded and Activision’s going by means of all their stuff, so I do not know what’s subsequent…”
When requested about Professional Skater 3 + 4 remasters, he mentioned:
“I imply, that was the plan, even up till the discharge date of this [Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2] we had been going 3 and 4, after which Vicarious acquired sort of absorbed and so they had been in search of different builders after which it was over.”
Tony briefly elaborated on this, when requested about Activision’s “religion” in the way forward for the collection:
“The reality of it’s, they [Activision] had been looking for somebody to do 3 + 4, however they simply did not actually belief anybody the best way they did Vicarious, so that they took different pitches from different studios, like “what would you do with the THPS title” and so they did not like something they heard, and that was it.”
Tony nonetheless hopes that the collection may return, nevertheless it’s most likely finest to not count on any associated bulletins within the close to future.
After being merged into Blizzard, Vicarious Visions labored on Diablo II: Resurrected, launched final September. When Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1 + 2 lastly made its debut on the Nintendo Swap final June, we praised it – labelling it a rock-solid Swap port and awarding it an “glorious” 9 out of ten stars.
How do you’re feeling understanding Professional Skater 3 + 4 is now doubtless not taking place? Would you prefer to see this in style collection make a comeback in the future? Did you play the remaster of the primary two video games on Swap? Depart a remark down under.