No less a source than Tony Hawk himself has confirmed that it “was the plan” to remaster Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3+4. Breaking millennial hearts everywhere, however, he says the skateboard games were cancelled after Vicarious Visions, the studio that made the well-received THPS 1+2 remakes, was merged into Blizzard in April.
The legendary skater just dropped the news on a livestream, which came to us via Okami Games on Twitter. Host Andy ‘andyTHPS’ Gentile, whose skill at the games landed him a job out of high school at original developer Neversoft and then at Vicarious Visions to work on the 1+2 remake, says: “If there’s a 3 and 4, you know how to reach me.”
“I mean, that was the plan”, Hawk replies. “Even up until the release date of [1+2], we were going 3+4. And then Vicarious got kinda absorbed, and [Activision] were looking for other developers, and then it was over.”