There is a real possibility that you will be playing a new Tony Hawk Pro Skater game sometime in 2020 – and potentially a new EA Skate game as well.
This is according to professional skateboarder Jason Dill, who said in a recent podcast that Activision and EA are working on new entries in their respective skateboard franchises.
This could be great news if you need the nostalgia of the 90s and early 2000s in these tough times, but according to Dill, you shouldn't be too excited right now: the next Skateboard game is probably just a mobile port of Skate 3 2010, not a starter game for Xbox X Series or PS5 as you hope.
“So this woman [from Skate series publisher EA] emailed me and said “Hey Jason, we want to make a mobile version of Skate 3”, “Dill said on the podcast The Nine Club.” So I wrote back and said, “Look, it doesn't matter, [but] nobody wants your stupid mobile version of Skate 3. Already do Skate f ***** g 4. “
He's probably not a good PR on his part, but he's probably not wrong there.
Professional skateboarder Jason Dill says there is a new Tony Hawk Pro Skater coming this year http://t.co/5INAAUIROD pic.twitter.com/Byzifrs0gJMay 5, 2020
What is the credibility of a new THPS or Skateboarding game rumor?
Well, there are no guarantees, but if you compare it to the recent revenue statements and projections from EA and Activision, which respectively promise two new mobile games and two library-based titles, the stars could line up for two new ollie skating games our way in 2020.
In its latest call for profits, Activision Blizzard said it would introduce “ two titles based on the IP library ” of Activision this year – and although fans already suspect it could mean a new Crash Bandicoot or Spyro game. , Activision Blizzard has the rights to Tony Hawk so it's in the running.
Regarding the Skate Mobile claim, EA recently confirmed that it would launch FIFA 21, Madden 21, NHL 21, Burnout Paradise on Nintendo Switch, Command & Conquer Remastered, plus an EA HD title, four EA partner titles and two new mobile games.
EA is set to unveil some of these games during a fully digital June 11 release of its EA Play Live event, which it typically hosts in Los Angeles around the time of E3. Unfortunately, there is no E3 2020, but EA is moving forward with EA Play Live, where it is promising “world premieres, news and more”.
Again, we're not betting the whole skate park on the rumor, but Dill definitely seems to have inside information on what's to come.