While Summer Games Fest is now in full swing, today is also the birthday of professional skater and legend, Tony Hawk.
While the countdown was in the final moments before officially being revealed, Tony Hawk tweeted this:
Happy Birthday to me! #THPS 🎮🛹 pic.twitter.com/XGuVZ2VPD2
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) May 12, 2020
And just like that, the entire gaming world went wild. Both Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 offered many of us the best skateboarding memories as children. I spent hours and hours with my friends playing these games on PlayStation. It’s been hard to replicate the series and newer entries have been hit or miss.
The remaster is set to launch on September 4, 2020, with classic locations, legendary skaters, stunning 4K, and that epic soundtrack we’ve all come to love. There’s original modes, online multiplayer and more. It’s coming from Vicarious Visions and coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Stadia.
Geoff Keighley had Tony Hawk on the Sunrise Reveal today to talk about the game. According to Tony Hawk, Activision wanted to remaster the originals but Tony didn’t have the team to do it. So, Activision offered the help of Vicarious Visions to remaster the beloved franchise.
“The original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series is a big factor in the evolution of modern skateboarding tricks and inspiring many of the pro skaters you know and love today,” said Tony Hawk. “I’m excited to help inspire a new generation of skateboarders and gamers – and existing fans – to grow the sport even further.”
Jen Oneal from the studio has some experience with the franchise, working on three of the titles in the series. They looked at the Neversoft code and imported the levels before moving to upgraded everything and starting on quality of life improvements.
Oneal confirms that split-screen is in, you can post your levels online and share them, with the ability to have friends improve your levels too. Additionally, fans can select their favourite skaters from the complete roster of original pro talent, including Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley, Andrew Reynolds, Elissa Steamer, Chad Muska, Eric Koston, Rodney Mullen, Rune Glifberg, Kareem Campbell, Jamie Thomas and Bob Burnquist.