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Tony Hawk Ride is 360 exclusive in the UK [Update]

Wednesday, 20 May 2009 10:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Update: While Activision confirmed on the phone this morning that the game was to be a 360 exclusive in the UK, a promised press release has failed to materialise and multiple sources are reporting that the deal has yet to be done. There’s an update on MCV.

Update 2: For the sake of clarity, here’s the original announcement in its entirety. This was sent out by UK PR firm Frank PR this morning in an email headed, “INFO MAILER: UK PLATFORM EXCLUSIVE FOR TONY HAWK: RIDE”:

Hi all

Further to Monday’s announcement regarding Tony Hawk: RIDE, Activision UK is pleased to announce that this title will be launched later this year in the UK, as an Xbox 360(r) platform exclusive.

Tony Hawk: RIDE features a wireless skateboard controller designed in conjunction with the game to offer a dynamic gaming experience. Using a combination of accelerometers and motion sensors, the intuitive controller allows players to physically control the action by performing various movements and gestures on the board that directly translate into amazing tricks in the game. Without complex button combinations or analogue sticks, gamers of all skill levels can literally step on the board and play!

For more information on Tony Hawk: RIDE, please visit www.THRide.com

Original story:

Activision just announced that Tony Hawk Ride is to be a 360 exclusive in the UK.

The game – plastic skateboard and all – was announced last week for 360, PS3 and Wii.

We’ve just been told the deal is a UK-only affair, so those in the rest of Europe and the US aren’t likely to be affected.

More soon.

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46 Comments

  1. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I wonder if sony paid them off ;)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Retroid

    Waaaa…?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    More stupidity.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. ChrisPilote

    It’s getting quite ridiculous…

    #4 6 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    WHAAAAAA……

    Is this MS’s retalliation? Becuase Sony clearly stepped in when Atari were shutting down their Europe arm…

    Ahhh whatever, I need to sleep. Didn;t want that piece of shit anyway xD

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Eregol

    Did Microsoft really pay for exclusivity for this?

    Hahahahahaaha!!!!

    As a UK PS3 owner I couldn’t be happier. Funny how there was an embargo for Fallout 3 DLC reveal yesterday but not for this.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Mike

    But can we TRUST YOU ANYMORE PAT?!!!1111oneone bd<-djbvdlkjbv

    #7 6 years ago
  8. tenthousandgothsonacid

    p.s. Your url has a spelling mistake Mr Garratt :)

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    I’m making it up. For teh hitz.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    Goths – The internet exposes my sloppiness on a daily basis. I can never hide.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Robo_1

    Not interested in the game in the least, but all this gimping of multiformat releases is going to do nothing but piss gamers off. It’s like watching a spoilt kid taking his ball home so only him and his mates can play with it.

    Grow up FFS, if this escalates we’ll end up seeing Sony and MS spending ridiculous quantities of money to tie up fairly low key titles, just so they can claim to have one upped the other.

    Have first party funded titles by all means, but if it’s multi format, keep it so.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. sennasnit

    The difference is that if PS3 owners in the UK really want it they’ll just import it, i have a PS3, and i’m not interested in this or Ghostbusters.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. tenthousandgothsonacid

    @sennasnit Good point, I wonder if they’ll region lock it

    @Pat I should stop nit picking…

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    Goth – Don’t be daft :D

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Tonka

    FANBOY OUTRAGE!

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    The site’ll crash in a minute and 200 people will call me a cunt.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Tonka

    LOUD NOISES!

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Mike

    BUT UUU PROMIIIIIISSSSSSSED!!!!!!

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Eregol

    Hey Patrick, any chance you can find out how much the deal has cost MS?
    I doubt Acti-Blizz are doing it out of the goodness of their hearts.

    I tell you though, I aint stopped bloody laughing since I read this……Oh my sides!!!!

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Mike

    Play.com innit. You don’t even have to import as they’re not UK based either.

    Seems a very weird move.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    Stoopid.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Gamoc

    Ha, I wasn’t interested in it in the first place. I don’t want peripherals, if I wanted to waste loads of extra money on additional equipment I’d buy a Wii. Or a 360.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Patrick Garratt

    See?

    #23 6 years ago
  24. scuz

    i best send my £15 pounds to sony then to help them pay this off.

    good protection of the platforms integrity i say.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Dannybuoy

    Don’t wanna buy that game anyway with its landfill fodder peripheral. These exclusive games are becoming a bit stupid. I guess the sooner we have one console the better. And screw you Spielberg.. what do you know?? You make films (and endorse party games) don’t you? Consoles won’t die, and I will never, ever buy a PC and as much as I love my mac for work, I’ll never game on it.. PS4 FTW! ;-)

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Retroid

    /Has never, ever bought a sk8 game

    #26 6 years ago
  27. pleasant_cabbage

    Played one though? You’re missing out a little imo, the early THs were fab.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Johnny Cullen

    Hmm, got at email from Acti earlier, it says otherwise.

    EDIT: Although I must stress, it could still be exclusive. Details are to be finalised.

    For now, it’s still on PSWii60.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Retroid

    Played a demo or two of them, thought they were arse and I couldn’t see the point :)

    Just not for me.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve just updated it. No idea what’s going on there. Acti PR confirmed it this morning.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. pleasant_cabbage

    @Retroid
    Horses for courses n’all ;) but I thought the first two were really addictive, quite hard and had that one-more-go arcade action vibe. Then the series just went all silly and easy.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Patrick Garratt

    Heh. I think someone may have jumped the gun here.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Eregol

    ****sarcasm**** Oh great! As a PS3 owner colour me excited……
    Wooo and yes, indeed, Hooooo!……****end sarcasm****

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve added the original announcement to the story.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. G1GAHURTZ

    Oooh…

    Messy.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Tonka

    Someone is trying to discredit you. Be weary of any “press releases” from “official sources” you get in the future.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Tonka

    /whistles X Files theme

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Tonka

    And don’t you dare telling me to slow down.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Tonka

    You should have one of those “You are posting too fast” warnings on your own posts.

    hehehehe

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Tonka

    I post as fast as I bloody well see fit you moronic piece of script.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Tonka

    HA! Owned you well and proper didn’t I? Mr “wordPress”

    #41 6 years ago
  42. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Patrick Garratt

    The server’s smoking. It’s having a “War Games” moment.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. ChrisPilote

    Well, look at the PS3 girl : the skate peripheral can’t possibly stand the weight. And the Wii girl is too busy being easy anyway.
    360 was the only logical option left.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. SplatteredHouse

    Everyone else brings the big guns, but Microsoft can only muster a pistol or two.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. freedoms_stain

    I don’t see this as a system seller (is it?), I can’t understand why anyone would pay to have exclusivity on it.

    #46 6 years ago

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    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]