Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Dev Reponds To Criticism, Keen On New Sequel

Tom Hopkins

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD sales could spur a new game in the series, despite criticisms, says Robomodo boss.

Published on Jul 30, 2012

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD has sold a solid 120,000 copies after just one week on sale on a single platform, which means a new game in the skateboarding franchise is simply "a matter of when and how."

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD hit Xbox Live last week and recieved a respectable 8.1/10 in our review - but some critics were more harsh in their assessments of the 13 year-old game's update.

"The prospect of a fuller game is definitely on the table - it's just a matter of when and how," Josh Tsui, Robomodo CEO, told Gamasutra.

Calling some reviews "quite vicious" Tsui added: "Had we changed it up and modernized it, we would have gotten the same criticism from the other side.

"We knew going in that there were going to be some comments about the gameplay, but it's not Pro Skater 5, it's what Pro Skater 1 & 2 were."

Tsui also suggested that the HD update could spawn a new, multi-platform sequel.

"I think for now Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is a very good way to reacquaint people to the franchise.

"People are more apt to try games that are smaller and downloadable. Moving forward we'd have to see what our options are for a completely new experience, especially for any new platforms. But for now, downloadable games for a low price allow us great flexibility to try new things."

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is part of Xbox Live's Summer of Arcade promotion and is also headed to PC and PS3.



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