Tony Hawk Says Stop Asking Him To Remaster Games
Mike Sanders / 3 years ago
I don’t think there are many gamers from the 90’s who either didn’t own or at least play one of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games. They were a phenomenon. Between the music and the gameplay, it was one of the most deceptively uncasual, but fun games you could have encountered.
It was a gaming series that turned pro skater Tony Hawk into a superstar. He does, however, have a request of the community. He wants you to stop asking him to remaster the games!
No Remasters Please!
We have of course seen remasters of the Tony Hawk games, even most recently a PC release which was so terrible that Steam pulled it within a few weeks of launch.
Some people, however, would apparently seem to have the assumption that while the games bear his name, that Tony Hawk may have actually created them. Well, sorry to disappoint you, but he didn’t. He is, however, tired of fans of the games asking him to remake them.
To anyone asking me to 'remaster" old games, or complaining about THPS servers being down: Activision owns the THPS license but I am no longer working with them. If I had the skills / authority to reboot servers or code games for newer systems on my own, I would be happy to…
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 26, 2018
In a Twitter post, Mr. Hawk said that he has absolutely no involvement with the games series anymore. With Activision owning the rights, whatever happens with the games is entirely in their hands and given the recent PC release, it’s not a particularly good pair.
Following numerous requests, however, he attempted to want to make it clear that he can neither program, remaster, reboot servers or turn iron into gold.
The future of Tony Hawk Pro Skater
It’s a sad fact, but I think the series is over. As above, the most recent edition was so awful that it’s clear that Activision has very little interest in it. Being a little blunter as well, the skating fad has gone. Yes, it is still popular, but not to the point that a game can be made from it at the moment. At least, not a competent one.
What do you think? Did you ever play any of the games? Which was your favorite? Did you try the awful PC release? – Let us know in the comments!
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