Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 + 4 plans shelved after Blizzard Entertainment absorbed Vicarious Visions, says Tony Hawk"They were trying to find someone to do [them], but [Activision] just didn't trust anyone the way that they did Vicarious."
Activision was planning to release a remastered collection of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 following the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, but plans were shelved after Blizzard Entertainment absorbedVicarious Visions, Tony Hawk said during a gameplay live stream with Twitch streamer andyTHPS.
Here is the full interaction:
andyTHPS: “If there’s a [remastered version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater] 3 and 4 or whatever, you know how to reach me.”
Tony Hawk: “Yeah, I mean, that was the plan. Even up until the release date of this [Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2], we were going 3 and 4. And then Vicarious got kind of absorbed, and then they were looking for other developers, and then it was over.”
Did Activision just not have faith in it?
Hawk: “They were actually—I mean, the truth of it is they were trying to find someone to do 3 and 4, but they just didn’t trust anyone the way that they did Vicarious. So they took other pitches from other studios. Like what would you do with the [Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater] 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 the dust settles, we’ll figure it out.”
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is available now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Epic Games Store.