After last September's launch of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, Activision's offered continued support for the remakes. Developed by Vicarious Visions, they landed on PS5 and Xbox Series back in March and a Switch release due next month. However, news of a sequel may have slipped from an unlikely source.
Speaking on a Behind Closed Doors podcast, CKY drummer Jess Margera was asked about how bands earn income beyond album sales. Stating that this mostly comes from touring, Jess also stressed the importance of getting licencing deals, naming video games as a particular example.
New Tony Hawk Game May Have Been Revealed By CKY's Drummer
When asked about appearing on previous Tony Hawk games - namely, CKY's song "96 Quite Bitter Beings" on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 - Margera then stated “Yeah, and I believe we’re doing the new one coming out too”, whilst separately referring to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 like another game.
Continuing this conversation, Margera also stated their love for the older games, telling the interviewer:
It’s so cool because the classic Tony Hawks are just so good and laid out great, but obviously the system is old and the graphics aren’t so great, so they basically just vamped up with the same premise and the graphics are amazing.
As for who'd be leading development of a new entry remains unclear, considering Activision merged Vicarious Visions into Blizzard Entertainment back in January. With Activision refusing to comment on these recent reports, we'll have to wait for any further announcements.