Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 revivals are coming soon, according to new rumors from across the web. New rumors have suggested that long-time franchise publisher Activision is hard at work on a spiritual reboot of the classic franchise. The PS1 classic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater sold a total of 5 million units in the first entry of the franchise. The dynasty of skateboarding culture has remained a tender spot in the hearts of skateboardng fans and general gamers.
With three incredibly done sequels sold kids and teens into gateways across multiple cultures, with much more than video games in the mix. Music, graffiti, and so many more areas of creativity exploded in popularity as a result of the incredibly success of the franchise. And many fans still hold the original games in the franchise dear to their hearts. And now, the hope of new games in the series being pushed out the door have reignited. This is largely due to rumors that prototype remakes of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 had been doing the rounds internally.
Now, a The Nine Club interview with professional skateboarder Lizzie Armanto dredged up more interest in such a prospect. And then rumors began blazing around social media that a remake of these classics was indeed in the works. The weirdest part of this is that Tony Hawk had distanced himself from the original franchise and publisher, and going to release a lackluster mobile game.
So far there has been no confirmation as the franchise had lied pretty bare after the unbelievable failure of the motion-controlled Ride and Shred games. But things only got worse from there. Activision had backed the franchise from the outset and mostly let it lie fallow, or they really should have, in recent years. The fan reaction to the nightmare that was Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 was a pretty immutable indication of just how bad that game really was. The 2015 mega-flop all but killed rumors of the franchise being able to continue past that.
Activision is also said to be working on a new Crash Bandicoot game, called “Crash Bandicoot Worlds”, with some new material and plenty of blows to your nostalgic heart, but hopefully in a good way. As far as when a confirmation will come, we wouldn’t bet on anything in 2019 if there’s no news coming out of the Game Awards 2019 in December.