Things aren't looking very bright for the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater video game franchise. Though there hasn't been a new game in the series since 2015's poorly received Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, fans are still taking their concerns straight to Tony Hawk himself. The problem is that Tony Hawk is no longer working with Activision, the game company that publishes the series.
The former pro skater is trying to grind out all of these misguided requests, tweeting the following: "To anyone asking me to 'remaster' old games, or complaining about THPS servers being down: Activision owns the THPS license but I am no longer working with them. If I had the skills/authority to reboot servers or code games for newer systems on my own, I would be happy to..."
Though a remaster of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 was somewhat successful, many fans are still hoping for some of the older classics to make it to next-generation consoles. It would seem that Hawk is not the man to ask, as he makes it pretty clear that he has no control over the game series that bears his name. If the Tony Hawk servers are still running, fans might be better off tweeting at Activision instead of Hawk.
What might the future hold for fans of Tony Hawk, skating, and Tony Hawk games that feature skating? If Hawk ever makes another game, it's fairly safe to say that it could be without Activision.
As for Activision itself? They still have the insanely popular Call of Duty and Destiny franchises in their library. They'll be just fine.
What are your thoughts on the Hawk/Activision split? Do you desperately need a new skating game in your life? Can you do a "thingy" on that rail, or are the rails garbage? Let us know in the comments, and as always, skate or die.