Tony Hawk Eyes Mobile For His Next Video Game Outing
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.
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Tony 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.