According to the franchise ambassador, Activision has halted development of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 + 4, which is believed to be a direct result of Vicarious Visions’ merger with Blizzard.
Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk has unveiled an Activision project that was never meant to see the light of day. In fact, he says so Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 + 4 was put in the closet. A decision that does not promise a rosy future for the license, which has nevertheless come into force again.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3+4 canceled by Activision
When live with the streamer andyTHPS, Tony Hawk claimed Activision was working on Tony Hawk’s remake of Pro Skater 3 + 4. As with the previous compilation, Vicarious Visions should have been in charge of the project. But everything fell apart when Blizzard took over the studio.
That was the plan until the release of the remake of 1 and 2. We developed THPS 3 and 4 and then Vicarious Visions was absorbed. Then they looked for other developers, and then it was over.
What happened to the other studios? Activision didn’t regain the same confidence it had with Vicarious Visions and didn’t like the suggestions that were made.
The truth is that Activision tried to find someone for THPS 3+4, but the reliance on other studios was not the same as Vicarious. They were still listening to other studio proposals to see what they would do with THPS. But they didn’t like what they heard and that was it. Who knows ? Maybe we’ll find a solution when this is all sorted out. We never know. I never thought that 20 years later we would do THPS 1+2.
With that merger, we were already concerned that the franchise was in jeopardy. The fact that a “simple” remake is scrapped even though the basics are there isn’t exactly reassuring. But as Tony Hawk says ” Who knows ? “…