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 also contributed to the beloved Tony Hawk Pro Skater series. Then Activision stepped in and made some adjustments.
In January 2021, having simply launched a remake of Tony Hawk Professional Skater 1+2, Activision introduced that the builders were being merged into Blizzard, and would also be receiving a name change, successfully killing off the studio as we knew it.
I said at 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 Professional 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 convey 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 acquired sort of absorbed, they usually have been searching for different builders, after which it was over.
We don’t know how far alongside that plan was. Possibly THPS 3+4 was nothing greater than a bullet level on a whiteboard, one thing the staff had needed to get began on subsequent however have been by no means given the prospect. (We’ve reached out to Activision to see if they’ll present extra data). So we additionally don’t know how onerous Activision appeared for “different builders” (none of whom apparently could possibly be “trusted” like Vicarious may, even when requested to pitch concepts for a Tony Hawk challenge), or who these different studios have been, because it seems like everyone at the company is either making Call of Duty or Blizzard video games. Regardless of the info, although, like I mentioned above, this sucks!
You may see the dialog beneath at 2:26:25: