The sequel to the skateboard game “Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2” was quietly discontinued. Impact of absorption-type merger with developer Blizzard –AUTOMATON

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Regarding the skateboard game “Tony Hawk Pro Skater” series developed by Activision, the sequel to “Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2” released in 2020 was planned, but the development was discontinued. It seems. Tony Hawk, a professional skater who provides the brand for the series, has revealed it, and overseas media VGC and others have reported.

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“Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2” is a skateboard game that is a full remake of the contents of “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” released in 1999 and “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2” released the following year. .. You can enjoy the stage, which is the origin of the series and is still popular, with the latest graphics and modern game system.

The work won high praise after its release in 2020, and was successful, with sales exceeding 1 million in two weeks after its release. In response to this, fans are expecting further remakes. According to Tony Hawk, who was interviewed by live broadcaster andyTHPS, plans to remake the third and fourth films in the series were actually underwater.

The third title in the series, “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3,” was released in 2001. A new revert trick has been introduced, making it possible to connect combos from air tricks to manuals, greatly expanding the range of gameplay. The following “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4” was released in 2002. In Japan, it was released by Capcom as “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2003”. Each stage has a more open environment and the time limit has been removed. The third work is the culmination of the previous works, and the fourth work brings the innovation that is the foundation of the subsequent series works, both of which are popular among fans.

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According to Tony Hawk, the development of the so-called “Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 + 4” was under consideration until the release of “Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2”. However, Vicarious Visions, who was in charge of the development of the work, was merged with Blizzard Entertainment in the same group (related article), and the plan seems to have failed. By the way, the studio has since participated in the development of “Diablo II Resurrected”.

Activision looked for other studios to develop, but couldn’t find a studio to replace Vicarious Visions. So I decided to look for another title using the IP of the series instead of “Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 + 4”. However, although there were suggestions from several studios, Activision had no plans to give a go-ahead, and all the stories about the new work had flowed.

Vicarious Visions is not only “Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2”, but in recent years “Crash Bandicoot 3 steps! 』Received high praise in the development. Fans of both series were pessimistic about the upcoming release when it became clear that the studio would be absorbed by Blizzard, but at least for the Tony Hawk series, there was just a new release. It has been cut off.

Even Tony Hawk himself doesn’t know about the future of the series. In the first place, 20 years after the original version, he didn’t expect to work on “Tony Hawk He’s a Pro Skater 1 + 2”, and he said he would think about any future moves.

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