Activision is allegedly knee-deep in resuscitating the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise by remaking the first couple of installments.
Take note that there has been no evidence shared as of yet. However, the rumor stems from a source who has proven to be pretty accurate in the past where leaks are concerned. “Sabi” claims that based on an Activision insider, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 were remade into “demos/prototypes” for internal usage. The same leak has been corroborated by other third-party sources since then as well, suggesting that something is definitely cooking at Activision.
Provided that the information is legitimate, the only question now is if the Call of Duty publisher is remaking the original installments or bringing out a brand new entry. Suffice to say, either of the two would be graciously embraced by fans. That being said, in the current scenario, a remake would seem to have the most likelihood of seeing the light of day.
Explanation of what I shared in my server:
An Activision contact told me a week or so ago about how Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 had demos/prototypes remade. They went around internally. I didn't share before as I wasnt sure if they were being remade as full games, or just a test
— Sabi (@New_WabiSabi) November 24, 2019
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater has been the epitome of skating games. The franchise has received five main installments alongside spin-offs since 1999. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 and 3 are still ranked among the best skating games ever released.
The licensing deal, however, expired in 2015. Activision decided not to go with a renewal, while still owning all rights to the license. As such, Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam was released for mobile devices in 2018 but without any involvement of Activision. Hence, the new rumors around remakes bring up another question. Has the licensing deal between Hawk and Activision been renewed? If so then fans can easily expect new installments to arrive in the next generation.