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Activision Blizzard Scrapped Plans for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, 4 Remakes

Tony Hawk has revealed that Activision Blizzard planned Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, 4 remakes but after Vicarious Visions got merged with Blizzard Entertainment, those plans were iced. Hawk shared this tidbit of information in a Twitch livestream with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 designer Andy Gentile.

What happened to Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, 4 remakes ?

Around the 02:26:00 mark in the video above (via ResetEra), Hawk says that up until the release of Pro Skater 1+2, Activision had plans for Pro Skater 3+4 remakes. The publisher apparently only trusted Vicarious Visions to get the job done right. Unfortunately, however, Vicarious Visions was absorbed by Blizzard Entertainment in January 2021 shortly after the release of Pro Skater 1+2, losing its status as a primary developer within Activision. As a result, Pro Skater 3+4 got scrapped.

That was the plan even up until the release day of [Pro Skater 1+2], we were doing 3+4, and then Vicarious got kind of absorbed, and then they were looking for other developers, and then it was over. The truth of it is that [Activision] were trying to find somebody to do 3+4 but they just didn’t really trust anyone the way 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.

Hawk added that he hopes that Activision Blizzard will eventually find a way to remake Pro Skater 3+4. Now that the publisher has been acquired by Microsoft, there is a chance that Vicarious Visions will be tasked with the remakes. At least Hawk wishes that’s the case.

In other news, it looks like Sony is quietly discontinuing prepaid PS Plus cards as they’re going out of stock at retailers worldwide, and rumor has it that Sony is all set to reveal PS5 gaming monitors and gaming headsets.