News of a new addition to the Tony Hawk games franchise may have leaked thanks to a musician who appeared on the Behind Closed Doors podcast back in April [via VGC].
Jess Margera, best known as a member of rock bank CKY, as well as being the brother of Jackass star, Bam, appeared on the podcast to talk about skating, gaming and music.
Although it’s seemingly flown under the radar until now, Margera made some very interesting comments about the future of the Tony Hawk games franchise, specifically mentioning a “next game”.
One of CKY’s songs, 96 Quite Bitter Beings, was featured in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 back in 2001, prompting a conversation between Margera and the podcast’s host.
“I’m assuming you guys were on at least one of the Tony Hawk games, weren’t you?” asked the interviewer. Margera responded: “Yeah, and I believe we’re doing the new one coming out too.”
As noted by VGC, it’s entirely possible that Margera isn’t referring to a new Tony Hawk game, but perhaps instead the recently announced Nintendo Switch and new-gen release of 2020’s Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2.
While Margera’s words are by no means confirmation of a new Tony Hawk game, they do fall in line with words from the Birdman himself back in 2020, and they could point to a remaster of Pro Skater 3 and 4.
In an interview with Game Informer, Hawk teased that the remaster of Pro Skater 1 & 2 was just the beginning.
“This is just the start,” Hawk told the publication at the time. “With that baseline we’re hopefully going to be able to help remaster other titles, Pro Skater 3 and 4 even, and start to work on a new direction. That’s ultimately the goal for me.”
While the future of the franchise is unclear, we can at least hope that a new Tony Hawk is on the cards!
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