There aren’t too many sports personalities that have made such an impact as Tony Hawk has during his illustrious career as a skater. The flag bearer for skating as far back as most of us can remember, the American icon has announced that he is currently collaborating with game developers Activision. The vision of the two parties is to release a mobile and console-based game at some point in 2015, although no date has been slated.
The news originally broke via Hawk’s official Twitter page where the skating legend confirmed: “I’m currently working with Activision on a console game for 2015 (along with a new mobile game). I think fans of [the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater] series will be hyped,” according to gaming site Polygon.
Hawk is reported to have signed a lengthy collaboration deal with Activision back in 2002 but the deal is set to end this year. It’s thought that the gaming developers are hoping that they can get one last title out before said deal runs out.
The skater also revealed to Polygon that his mobile title Tony Hawk’s Shred Sessions will hopefully be released later this year as well. The free-to-play mobile game had been on hold since last summer. Upon its release it will be available to play on Android and iOS devices.
Hawk hopes that this release will help reinvigorate a dying market but tapping into the craze in mobile gaming. This type of mobile play is set to take over console gaming for the first time in 2015 as reported by Fortune. And with the smartphone market reaching 17% globally according to Gaming Realms, who created the portal PocketFruity, Hawk’s latest title is hoping that its availability on mobile will help boost sales.
For the latest information regarding the release, keep your eyes peeled on the site in the coming weeks as both Hawk and Activision are set to be unveiling a release date very soon