Tony Hawk Reveals that Pro Skater 3 + 4 Almost Happened
Hopefully it can come back some day
After the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on most consoles, with Switch support coming a year later, many hoped that 3 and 4 would also get the remake treatment. Well, according to Tony Hawk, that was the plan at one point before things fell through.
While on stream with Twitch user andyTHPS, Hawk revealed that 3+4 remake plans existed but were cancelled when Vicarious Visions (the developer of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2) merged with Blizzard. Hawk said the company tried to find another dev team to take on the project but never settled on anyone.
“That was the plan, even up until the release date of this – we were going 3 and 4. And then Vicarious got kind of absorbed, and they were looking for other developers, and it was over.
The truth of it was they were trying to find someone to do 3 and 4, but they just didn’t really trust anyone they did Vicarious, so they took other pitches from other studios. Like, ‘What would you do with the THPS title?’ And they didn’t like anything they heard. And then that was it.
I wish there was someway to bring it back. I mean, who knows? Maybe when all of the dust settles we’ll figure it out. You never know.”
Considering Switch ended up getting the initial remakes, it stands to reason that if this had happened Switch owners might have gotten 3+4 remakes as well.
Tony Hawk does seem somewhat hopeful of the project reviving once Activision pulls itself together but who knows how long that will take. Not to mention that due to Microsoft’s recent buyout of Activision it’s possible that even if this project does come back it might not even come to Switch. All we can really do is hope for better days to come.
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