Good news skaters and THPS fans; the man Tony himself twitted that he is working on another game with Activision. He also confirmed that the upcoming mobile game Shred Session was put on hold in order to fully concentrate on the next big project. Its about time if you ask me. As a big time Tony Hawk Pro Skater series fan I find this news exciting considering we haven’t good a proper game since American Wasteland and arguably Proving Ground.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater was always about insane yet fun tricks with new things in every new game until motion came and broke the series. Here is the THPS games chart:
|Pro Skater||1999||PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, N-Gage||Neversoft||Main series|
|Pro Skater 2||2000||PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Windows, Mac, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance|
|Pro Skater 3||2001||PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Xbox, Windows, Mac|
|Pro Skater 2X||Xbox||Treyarch||Port|
|Pro Skater 4||2002||PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Windows, Mac, Xbox||Neversoft||Main series|
|Underground||2003||PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Windows|
|Underground 2||2004||PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Windows, Game Boy Advance, Mobile phone|
|Underground 2: Remix||2005||PlayStation Portable||Shaba Games||Port|
|American Wasteland||PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, GameCube, Windows||Neversoft||Main series|
|American Sk8land||Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance||Vicarious Visions||Port|
|Downhill Jam||2006||PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Wii||Toys for Bob||Spin-off|
|Project 8||PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable||Neversoft||Main series|
|Proving Ground||2007||PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360|
|Motion||2008||Nintendo DS||Creat Studios||Spin-off|
|Ride||2009||PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360||Robomodo|
|Pro Skater HD||2012||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows||Remake|
|Shred Session||2014||iOS, Android||Big Bit||Spin-off|
|Currently untitled sequel||2015||TBA||TBA||Main series|
As you can see, its been sometime since we last played a proper TH game. I just hope that Activision gets it right with all the next Gen power available. I want a fun open city world with missions ranging from bigger to sick with folks walking around and possibly real traffic. What I don’t want however is a Skate Clone. As much as Skating is fun in real life -I do aggressive inline- the game should at least have some kind of insanity.
I agree doing crazy and stupid stuff all the time breaks the game but what I mean is balance. American Wasteland in my opinion combined both. Some would argue that THPS 4 was the last real Tony game but I disagree. While THPS 4 was keep the series in the same zone as the first three games, Underground 2 took it further with new rides and missions. Underground one was good, but the lack of a good story and gameplay made it an ok game. Still better than the later ports.
I am very excited and awaiting further details as they come.