From 1991 till 2021, Vicarious Visions was the identify of a studio that made a ton of fairly cool licensed video games, however which had additionally contributed to the beloved Tony Hawk Pro Skater collection. Then Activision stepped in and made some adjustments.
In January 2021, having simply launched a remake of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2, Activision introduced that the builders have been being merged into Blizzard, and would even be receiving a reputation change, successfully killing off the studio as we knew it.
I stated on the time, “This sucks!”, but it surely sucks even extra now due to the claims—from somebody who would know—that the builders had been planning on repeating the remake therapy with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3+4.
On a latest stream by Neversoft, and Vicarious veteran andyTHPS, Tony Hawk himself was there for an interview. The skater casually dropped the truth that, proper up till the second of THPS 1+2’s launch, “the plan” had been to then transfer on and produce out a remastered bundle of THPS 3+4.
I imply that was the plan, , even up till the discharge date of [THPS1+2] we have been going 3+4, after which Vicarious bought type of absorbed, they usually have been on the lookout for different builders, after which it was over.
We do not know how far alongside that plan was. Maybe THPS 3+4 was nothing greater than a bullet level on a whiteboard, one thing the group had needed to get began on subsequent however have been by no means given the possibility. (We’ve reached out to Activision to see if they will present extra data). So we additionally do not know how onerous Activision seemed for “different builders” (none of whom apparently may very well be “trusted” like Vicarious might, even when requested to pitch concepts for a Tony Hawk undertaking), or who these different studios have been, because it seems like everybody on the firm is both making Call of Duty or Blizzard video games. Whatever the details, although, like I stated above, this sucks!
You can see the dialog under at 2:26:25: