Rumor: Demo For Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Remake Is Being Play-Tested At Activision

Rumor: Demo For Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Remake Is Being Play-Tested At Activision
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Even though it’s been years since the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise got a quality game, it appears that Activision is remaking the first two games in the franchise. Of course, the publisher has already had a ton of success with remakes of the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro The Dragon games, which will undoubtedly lead to them making sequels to the classic trilogies. If it’s successful, the same rule will likely apply to the Tony Hawk remake.

According to a Twitter user name Sabi, who is a gaming journalist, mentioned that one of his contacts at Activision told him that demos for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 had been remade.

“Explanation of what I shared in my server: An Activision contact told me a week or so ago about how Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 had demos/prototypes remade,” said Sabi. “They went around internally. I didn’t share before as I wasnt sure if they were being remade as full games, or just a test.”

As of right now, this is just a rumor, as it’s been unconfirmed by Activision. But, given the success of their previous remakes, it’s an idea that makes sense, although, if it is in development, don’t expect to see it get released until after the next-generation of consoles hit the market this coming holiday season.

Also, if Activision is hoping to revive the franchise, then remaking the most popular games in the series would be a good way to go, especially after the Tony Hawk 5 disaster back in 2015. So, let’s hope that the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater remake is playable.

It’s worth noting that it appears as though Activision is remaking both the first and second Tony Hawk games, which likely means that they’ll be combined, much like the Crash Team Racing remake, which featured characters, tracks, and elements from all of the games in the series.

Of course, one thing that the remake will have that the original didn’t is online functionality, which will add another layer to the game. Also, the first two games in the Tony Hawk series didn’t allow players to customize anything, so that’ll likely be something else that gets added.

We’re still about 11 months away from the release of the next-gen consoles, so don’t expect to see anything official regarding a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater remake until 2021, at the earliest. But, the good news is, it appears that Activision is, at least, trying to revive one of their most popular franchises.