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

Wednesday, 20 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.