Tony Hawk Pro Skater: New Entry in Skating Series to Be Mobile Exclusive
Last week, pro skater legend Tony Hawk announced that he and Activision have once again come together to produce a new licensed Tony Hawk video game. Hawk's last game with the publisher was the 2012 HD remake of Tony Hawk Pro Skater, which was originally released on the PlayStation in 1991. It has been two years since Pro Skater HD released, and now there's a new game on the horizon.
In an interview with Bloomberg (via CVG), Hawk announced that his latest game will be exclusive to mobile devices. "We're working on a game for mobile devices this year. We've never gone exclusively in that direction so I'm excited because, with the amount of time people are spending on their phones and their tablets playing games, we've never had our own game in that space, so I'm excited to provide one finally,” said Hawk.
The mobile gaming medium seems like a smart area to target for Tony Hawk; it's cheaper to develop games for, and cellphone gaming allows for quick sessions whenever and wherever.
Console games are much more expensive to create, and his line of games haven't exactly been doing too well. More than a dozen Tony Hawk games have been released since 1999, and not all of them have been good. Tony Hawk: Ride and its follow up Shred, were critically bashed and underperformed in sales. The series was put on hold shortly after Shred until Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD released on digital stores in 2012.
Currently there is no information regarding a release date, pricing structure, or developer.