Do a 900 and buy it
Most people who follow my work know that the Pro Skater series has a special place in my heart. It not only got me through some tough times; I also created a lot of fond memories with its versus mode. Even some of the more flawed entries later on kept the burning wacky fire alive, until they started to get hyper realistic, which quelled that flame a bit, and eventually, snuffed it out with rushed, glitchy entries.
It’s sad that the series is stagnant now, a shadow of its former self, and the man Tony Hawk himself agrees. Speaking recently about folks asking for remasters or levying complaints about servers directly to him, Tony Hawk explained, “To anyone asking me to ‘remaster” old games, or complaining about THPS servers being down: Activision owns the THPS license but I am no longer working with them. If I had the skills / authority to reboot servers or code games for newer systems on my own, I would be happy to…”
Directly afterward Mike Rose, representing developer RageSquid, put forth his services. He explained that given their experience with the mountain biking game Descenders, his team would be up to the task. Now for that to happen Hawk would likely have to buy the rights back — but given his celebrity status and pull, that…could happen?
Either way I don’t think we’re done with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater or the extreme sports genre forever.
Tony Hawk [Twitter]