It has finally happened. The long rumored new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game is official, and coming to a store near you sooner than you might imagine.
Sony announced at its CES 2015 keynote that a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game is in the works. Made better, the presenter shared that it’s farther in development than anticipated, with an estimated release window of “later this year”. That’s right, Tony Hawk is making a re-entry in 2015.
No details regarding the game were shared other than its title will include “TH”. So, it appears that it may be called THPS, possibly with a sub-title.
While the new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater title was announced by Sony, there was no indication that it would be console exclusive. Instead, Sony only shared that itwill come to the PS4. Given that the IP is owned by Activision, there’s no reason to think that it’ll be anything other than multiplatform.
Early Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater installments garnered overwhelming acclaim, with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 holding one of the highest review averages in gaming history. Although the series has experienced critical success, it has faded from popularity as time has gone on. There have been 15 games released in the series since the debut of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 in 2001, nearly all of which have fallen well short of expectations. The latest console entry, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, is considered a poor remake of the original title. Before that Tony Hawk: Shred tried to capitalize on the mainstream popularity of peripheral-based titles like Guitar Hero with a skateboard peripheral of its own, but failed both critically and commercially.
As a skateboarder I hope that the developer of the next installment takes some hints from EA’s Skate franchise. While it’s had issues of its own, its analog stick gameplay is the new status quo for skateboarding games. If the next Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater title is traditional, it may have its work cut out for it.
The Best Tech of CES 2015
The Biggest News From CES 2015
Mercedes presents a luxurious self-driving car.
Charger revealed that will give your smartphone full battery in seconds.
Samsung reveals its stunning SUHD line.
50 Cent unveils his Star Wars headphones line.
Intel wants to get rid of passwords with its True Key facial recognition app.
New motion controller lets you play video games with your feet.
Sling TV wants to kill cable and satellite television.
The HP Envy 34c brings the curve to PC monitors.
Lamborghini reveals a $6,000 smartphone.
A new Tony Hawk Pro Skater game is coming to the PS4.
Samsung unveils a tiny SSD that can store up to 1TB of data.
Ninebot wants to revolutionize personal transportation.
This device wants to completely replace your wallet.
The smart basketball looks to improve your game.
Panasonic unveils a beast of a massage chair.
Harman seeks to personalize your in-car audio experience.
Intel invests $300 million in pro-diversity program.
The Kube combines cooler with speakers.
This 3D motion tracker will improve your game when it comes to your favorite sport.
Toyota introduces a hydrogen-powered car.
Sony combines fitness tech and portable headphones.
Sony unveils a $1200 Walkman.
The bendable TV makes waves.
Sennheiser introduces the Momentum 2.0.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai makes his first public statement regarding the Sony Pictures hack.
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