Activision Blizzard could have let developer Vicarious Visions work on Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3+4, but this did not happen when the studio merged with Blizzard. Sadly, it sounds like the game could have happened if the merge didn’t occur.
Tony Hawk himself commented on the situation during a livestream with former Neversoft developer Andy Gentile reports IGN. You can read Hawk’s comments posted down below.
“That was the plan; even up until the release day of [Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2], we were going 3 + 4,” said Hawk. “And then Vicarious [Visions] got kind of absorbed, and then they were looking for other developers, and then it was over.”
Other developers pitched to make the game instead, but Activision Blizzard sadly wasn’t impressed with their ideas. This is weird after all since it’s a remake so no new ideas would have been required to make it.
Hopefully once Activision Blizzard is officially acquired by Microsoft, this could change. As for now, it’s sad this remake won’t be out anytime soon.