Tony Hawk keen on making mobile games

Thursday, 31st October 2013 11:12 GMT By Dave Cook

Prop skater Tony Hawk has suggested that he’d like to lend his name to mobile titles in a new interview. It’s been a while sine Activision last pushed out a core entry to the series – HD remake aside – but he reckon’s there’s life in the old Christ Air yet.

Speaking with CNBC during the Dublin Web Summit, Hawk expressed his desire to get back on the gaming horse after a few painful bails from the series. He highlighted mobile as a particular area of interest.

He said, “You just have to adapt and you have to realize where people are going to actually play their games. It used to just be Nintendo and PlayStation, and now it’s all kind of devices. So you’ve got to learn to adapt what you know from the technology into those areas. I’ve been wanting to do a mobile game for a long time.”

“I think that we established ourselves pretty early on in our series and so people think of that as the standard for skateboarding video games,” he added, when asked if a new skater game might have a hard time standing out among the wealth of mobile titles out there today.

Do you feel that the Tony Hawk game line could happily exist on mobile? Would you like to see it return? Let us know below.

Also, how nostalgic does this make you feel?

Via CVG.



  1. braindead1981

    A Tony Hawk game without physical buttons? NO! But if those controllers for iPhone, Android etc. finally really start spreading, why not. As long as they don’t let you hook up that shitty skateboard controller to your phone or make you reenact the tricks with your device, it should be fine.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. sh4dow

    I absolutely loved the series and played through every single game at least once (I believe in some early games even once with every character…). Up until that turd that was “Proving Ground”, where they started with that low angle camera shit.
    Hell, I even still played the Project 8 multiplayer when there were usually only like 5 people online at the same time.

    I had always hoped that there would be a new game that would have all the great old school stuff in it, combined with fantastic visuals. But like with many other games, I guess it’ll simply never happen and I’m stuck with replaying the good old games.
    (Yes, I’m basically ignoring this whole article because I just find it upsetting…)

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ctankep

    “True Skate” is a fantastic physics -based iPhone / Android realisation o’ skating.
    Made by Luke th’ talented coder responsible for th’ “Real Racing” engine gone indie.
    If you want a great tactile portable skate game then it’s hard to beat.

    Otherwise th’ first “Skate” for X360 is definitely worth checking out.
    Criminally underrated ., Jay Balmer an’ his team made th’ perfect skate game an’ one
    o’ th’ best games o’ th’ generation in terms o’ vision ., innovation an’ also remaining true
    to th’ culture o’ skateboarding. Too bad EA wrested control o’ th’ franchise as th’ follow ups
    were absolute trash.

    #3 1 year ago

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