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Tony Hawk: Ride multi-plat in UK, admits Acti after botched announcement

Wednesday, 20th May 2009 15:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Activision UK has just issued a baffling climb-down from an announcement this morning that Tony Hawk: Ride was to be an Xbox 360 console exclusive in the UK.

We just received this from UK promo outfit Frank PR:

Further to the erroneous information which was distributed this morning regarding Tony Hawk: RIDE, we would like to clarify that the game is due to be released on the following platforms: Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ home video game system.

We apologise for the confusion caused by this morning’s mail out and we would be grateful if you could update your coverage to reflect the correct details above.

Consider it updated. Activision announced earlier it was “pleased to announce that this title will be launched later this year in the UK, as an Xbox 360 platform exclusive.”

Glad that’s cleared up.

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  1. Psychotext

    Nice job PR peeps. Still, better this way.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. pleasant_cabbage

    Is it possible that it’s still a timed exclusive though?
    Not that I care, just still seems a little unclear/ambiguous.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Mike

    palm calling face, palm calling face

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Whizzo

    Bang up job Activision, you’ve obviously got both hands on the tiller.

    I wonder if they were drunk before?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Retroid

    /Joeys

    #5 5 years ago
  6. deftangel

    Am I the only one thinking that’s an incredibly unlikely mistake to make? What’s the likelyhood the other platform holders got this turned around in a few hours? Anything above zero?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    Ah!

    They must have got mixed up with some other Activision game that is about to go 360 exclusive.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Morrius

    Tonylol.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Robo_1

    Oh my lol, what is going on behind the scenes???

    #9 5 years ago
  10. TheTwelve

    Hilarious. Doing a region exclusive game involving the PS3 is useless anyhow.

    12

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Mad-elph

    Oh forgot it was supposed to be an E3 announcement, even though E3 is for America.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. SplatteredHouse

    The US arm of MS isn’t immune to this absurdity, either. Have a look: http://www.joystiq.com/2009/05/20/1-vs-100-us-beta-date-announcement-by-tomorrow/

    #12 5 years ago
  13. OrphanageExplosion

    Hilarious. Doing a region exclusive game involving the PS3 is useless anyhow.

    It is when the size and bulk of the plastic skateboard makes importing so expensive.

    #13 5 years ago