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Even before the success of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 remaster, Tony and the talented team at Vicarious Visions had plans for more remasters.

Apparently, the next one was meant to be based on the third and fourth games, but in the end, they never got there due to all the "stuff" going on with Activision, and Vicarious Visions being absorbed by Blizzard.

Here's exactly what the Birdman had to say during a recent Twitch live stream with andyTHPS (via Nintendo Life) in regards to Pro Skater 3 + 4 remasters:

"I mean, that was the plan, even up until the release date of this [Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2] we were going 3 and 4, and then Vicarious got kind of absorbed and they were looking for other developers and then it was over."

According to Tony, Activision still had "faith" in the series, but couldn't find the right team for the job after Vicarious Visions was merged into Blizzard:

"The truth of it is, they [Activision] were trying to find someone to do 3 + 4, but they just didn't really trust anyone the way they did Vicarious, so they took other pitches from other studios, like "what would you do with the THPS title" and they didn't like anything they heard, and that was it."

Tony wishes he could say he had "something in the works" and is no longer sure what's next. He hopes the series can return, but for now, it seems like there won't be any announcements in the immediate future.

Vicarious Visions ended up working on Diablo II: Resurrected, which made its debut across multiple platforms including the Xbox last year.

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