The lights are on
In a recent interview, Tony Hawk revealed that whatever is coming next for Tony Hawk in the video game world, it will most likely be on mobile devices.
Speaking with CNBC, Hawk had a lot to say about mobile gaming, and how he would like to get involved. Hawk said, "You just have to adapt and you have to realize where people are going to actually play their games. It used to just be Nintendo and PlayStation, and now it's all kind of devices. So you've got to learn to adapt what you know from the technology into those areas. I've been wanting to do a mobile game for a long time."
Hawk continued by remarking on the free-to-play model of mobile gaming, which he said seems to be the most popular.
Fore more on Tony Hawk's video game legacy, check out our feature where we ranked every Tony Hawk game.
Our TakeTony Hawk has appeared on mobile devices before. In 2010, a port of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 was released on iOS devices. When Tony Hawk said, "I've been wanting to do a mobile game for a long time," I'm sure he means a brand new game, as opposed to a port.
The HD re-release of Tony Hawk may have been somewhat of a disappointment, but I would still like to see future Tony Hawk games (which I would like to play) stick to platforms that use buttons and control sticks. Also, as a punk-rock skate boarder, I hope Hawk realizes that just because something is popular (free-to-play), doesn't mean it's cool.
Email the author Kyle Hilliard, or follow on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Game Informer.
Though mobile is only bound to get better with time and innovation, I imagine that this is probably just an appetizer to 'ole Tony finally getting a new next-gen game at some point.
Oh come on, Tony... I loved Tony Hawk's Underground. It was really fun, had a crazy story, and it was full of extra content. Why can't Tony just take that formula, try to perfect it, and bring it back on a real platform??? There is NO WAY I'm playing a mobile Tony Hawk game. I wouldn't mind a Tony Hawk game on 3DS/Vita but not a freaking mobile device.
All I want is a straight HD release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 on consoles. I LOVED that game.
Tony who? You know what I love in my mobile gaming, games that have a lot of onscreen buttons, and a directional pad too since those always work nicely.
I haven't played a skateboarding game since Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 on the PS2. That game was so awesome, even if I just spent more of my time in the Level Builder Mode than actually skating around. It's good to see the Tony Hawk franchise making a comeback after over-saturating the market a few years back.
He said the two worst things he possibly could have: Free-to-Play and Mobile.
And so the death of the series is finally complete.
You're a punk rock skater? I really do not think a mobile TH game could be very good. It might be fun for a little bit. As soon as they tell me it is $.99 to unlock a Nollie, I'm out!
If you have not tried out the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 mobile port, go check it out. I have it and it is quite fun.
I speak for all past and present THPS fans when I say that we are waiting for the ideal Tony Hawk experience to return like it tried to do in the HD remake. It sure would be nice to see a true comeback for these Tony Hawk games.
My personal favorite had to be Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. I loved being able to do the missions as I wanted and still have the ability to experience, explore, and learn each level without having a time limit.
ugh touch controls
Great take Kyle, I loved the tony hawk games as well and would like to see a new one come to the next gen consoles, all of the modern street sport games are dead, EA killed skate with the yearly release and same can be said with the tony hawk brand, but it's been awhile and I think now is the time to make it happen and release all new skateboarding, bmx, and snowboarding games, at least that's what I'd like to see, but maybe it's just the nostalgia kicking in lol.
Well that sucks.
Not too sure how a Tony Hawk skater game would translate to the mobile devices or even F2P? Pay for new skate decks or tricks and costumes seem most likely. They should try releasing a new game similar to THPS2/3 or even Underground instead in my opinion but I am not sure how much demand there is for THPS anymore?
I think a transition to mobile is probably the smartest decision when it comes to making money.