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

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


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

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.



  1. tenthousandgothsonacid

    I wonder if sony paid them off ;)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Retroid


    #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


    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?


    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


    #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


    #17 6 years ago
  18. Mike


    #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 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 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


    #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

    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 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.


    #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 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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