Activision Rumored To Be Creating A Remake Of One Of Their Skating Games, Exact Title Unknown

Activision Rumored To Be Creating A Remake Of One Of Their Skating Games, Exact Title Unknown
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Leaks hit Twitter recently that Activision will be creating a remake of one of their many skating games. Which exact game is getting the remake is unknown, but given that Activision has released over a dozen Tony Hawk games, they won’t be hurting for material to pick from.

The rumors come compliments of Twitter user @New_WabiSabi. While this doesn’t sound too credible on the surface, the user is a journalist for gaming news outlets NintendoSoup and Spiel Times. Additionally, their Twitter bio declares themselves to be “one of the most trusted and reliable rumor sources in the industry.” Given that this is a self-given title on an anonymous social media account, that’s probably not too accurate, but they’ve got a pretty decent track record so far!

So what game would Activision be remaking, if the rumors are true? Again, the Tony Hawk series spans over a dozen games, from as early as 1999 to as recently as 2018 with Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam. Their games have gone from consoles like the Dreamcast and N-Gage to being ported to PC. As far as skating games go, it’s unarguably the titan among the industry.

If you’re aiming for a dark horse, though, there’s always Activision’s 1987 Atari 2600 game, Skate Boardin’! The game was one of the first skateboarding-based video games, had a sequel in 1988, and was even re-released in 2002 as an addition to the Activision Anthology collection! Of course, there’s always Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure.

Jokes aside, the most likely remaster that Activision would release is probably going to be part of the Tony Hawk franchise. Strong candidates are Tony Hawk Underground 2, or one of the many Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games.

The fact of the matter is that Activision is arguably the biggest publisher in the world. They have the unspeakably massive Call of Duty franchise, have been pushing out Crash Bandicoot remakes, and have all but commandeered Blizzard at this point. They have the resources to remaster any game that they want, and when it comes to skating games, they have an almost alarmingly large library spanning nearly two decades to pick from.

Until we have something confirmed from Activision, the rumors will remain rumors. Sabi’s tweet isn’t the only thing claiming that Activision is working on this remaster, though. Even Kotaku mentioned the Tony Hawk series as one of the handfuls of IPs that Activision has left to their name, with much of their early work being licensed content. Whatever skating game appears, we’ll just have to wait and see.