From 1991 till 2021, Vicarious Visions was the title of a studio that made a ton of fairly cool licensed video games, however which had additionally contributed to the beloved Tony Hawk Professional Skater collection. Then Activision stepped in and made some modifications.
In January 2021, having simply launched a remake of Tony Hawk Professional 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 mentioned 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 remedy with Tony Hawk Professional Skater 3+4.
On a current stream by Neversoft and Vicarious veteran andyTHPS Tony Hawk himself was there for an interview, and 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 obtained type of absorbed, they usually have been in search of different builders, after which it was over.
We do not know how far alongside that plan was. Perhaps THPS 3+4 was nothing greater than a bullet level on a whiteboard, one thing the group had wished to get began on subsequent however have been by no means given the prospect (although we’ve reached out to Activision to see if they’ll present extra info). So we additionally do not know how laborious Activision seemed for “different builders” (none of whom apparently might 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 Name of Obligation or Blizzard video games. Regardless of the info, although, like I mentioned above, this sucks!
You’ll be able to see the dialog under at 2:26:25: