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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 + 4 Remakes Reportedly Scrapped After Vicarious Visions & Blizzard Merger

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 + 4 Remakes Reportedly Scrapped After Vicarious Visions & Blizzard Merger

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Here’s a sad piece of news that’s sure to disappoint Tony Hawk fans: during a livestream with Andy Gentile, who was the senior designer for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, the skating legend himself confirmed that remakes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 + 4 were originally in the works.

However, Hawk went on to state that plans for that remake were scrapped after Vicarious Visions had merged with Blizzard. After the merger, Activision was said to be unimpressed with proposals they had received from various developers regarding the future of the series, and so the remakes and other potential entries were then shelved.

Vicarious Visions had handled the 1 + 2 remakes, but after the merger, the developers essentially got absorbed into Blizzard and were no longer working together as a single developing studio. As Activision took pitches from other studios, they weren’t a fan of any of the proposals they got and simply didn’t trust anyone other than Vicarious Visions to handle those remakes.

Hawk ends off by saying that he wishes there was some way to bring it back. He hadn’t imagined that they would ever do remakes of the first two games, so anything could happen.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 are now available on PC and consoles.

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Zhiqing Wan

Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.
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