I actually am working on the remake right now and got to be in a video call with him. Such a down to earth guy. I totally threw in a "you know, you remind me of that pro skater" joke
@Shmay Fish, i loved those games. Now everyone complains that its not skate 4. I hear a lot about session and skater xl, curious to see how you'd compare them? (If you'd played them)
@DrawinAblank, I haven't played XL but from what I have seen of it, it's like apples and oranges. THPS is basically an arcadey skating power fantasy whereas XL is more of a simulation experience aiming for The Perfect Trick. Skate 3 I really enjoyed as sort of a middle ground but it never quite got the emotions out of me that the THPS and THUG games managed. Ultimately I think they appeal to 2 different8 demographics overall. I think someone who doesn't know anything about skating will find it easier to get into THPS while seasoned skaters will gravitate towards XL due to the technical details, though again THPS can offer them that power fantasy. I'm not too sure about sessions though but that bird skateboarding game seems rad.
@Shmay Fish, in the "launch" trailer where they mention online modes, not only is that the content I'm working on (along with the handling / gamefeel) but the TREAT graffiti in the background is also mine haha. My opus. If you find any graffiti that say "Oh. You found me." That was also me :p
@Shmay Fish, also tonight is the first night in about 2 months that we havent had overtime (not really haha but it feels that way at times)! People on Reddit being like "lol why didn't they just release the demo earlier???" Bruh we barely finished it like the morning before it was being sent to sony and Microsoft for certification xD. Also don't worry; we watch pretty much all the YouTube and subreddit content on the game hear your comments, concerns, and bugs to fix. Really working damn hard to do right by the fans on this game. Legally I have to say I'm an Activision employee and my views are my own, but I think this game is gonna be rad.
@Shmay Fish, should get them to leave the wobbly big letters in the trick bar.. the tidy lettering just doesn't look right when I see the influencers playing the demo, especially when they compare it to the original versions
@TheMightyImp, yeah we've seen a decent amount of feedback regarding that. I think the UI artists are trying to go for a "modern take" but who knows, there's always room for changes down the line I'm sure if not already. I definitely got used to all the aesthetic changes over time though.
@Shmay Fish, it would be a pretty easy option to put in original text or new text.. I'm sure it will be awesome though, as beenox did a great job with CTR
@TheMightyImp, not as easy as you might think, sadly, for many reasons such as kerning, screen resolution, line breaking, and how we have set up safe areas to prevent clipping, but it's definitely a sentiment we are aware of, so who knows, we might be able to patch such an option to swap between em down the line? There are plenty of things I'd love to see put in the game in patches but Activision is kind if waiting to see how the game is received first xP
@Shmay Fish, gotta love Activision though. I've been trawling through my old VCS/2600/Atari 800xl games, and Activision were always ahead of Atari and the others at making home console games look better. The famous Activision rainbow background on many of the old games just to show they could display more colours than most makes me smile.
I am also old enough to have been a kid when laser blast competitions were being held worldwide.. I won the Southend, Essex,England, UK round and got a game and watch ball as the star prize back in the day. Weird really. Atari console, third party developer, prize made by their competitors, lol. Should have given me kaboom or something instead, lol
@TheMightyImp, and I was one of the people who took the photo of the ! ! ! ! ! ! Score...
I remember my brother and I waiting to see 'all points on the screen be replaced by ! symbols' expecting it to be some multicoloured fireworks display of ! Appearing everywhere.. imagine how we sighed when it was just 6 ! symbols, lol.
Still, I sent the photo off and got the two iron on patches, lol
@Shmay Fish, i thank you for your service. the Pro Skater remake is looking really good and it’s definitely something i will be buying when it comes out. i’ve been playing THUG this week again cuz i haven’t played tony hawk in a while. still super fun and goofy, as always.
p.s. i will be looking for your graffiti
@Tyler643, thanks! I'm very excited for people to play! A lot of people at VV are super into the idea of remastering THUG as well so fingers crossed xD love that game
@Shmay Fish, there should be a FunnyPics graffiti as a shoutout
@Shmay Fish, so if it sucks like HD then I can blame you, right? 😜
@supahotfiya, in that case I'll just blame Reggie
Pretty sure I'll take 'Shít that didn't happen' for 400 Alex, if it is true though Alex, I want a hidden Easter egg in the game that will reference this thread somehow
@Duranu, well we already sent the game and day 1 patch to certification last weekend but maybe I can sneak something in for the second patch xD
It’s nice to see him take off with this and land on his feet
@DwayneTheCockJohnson, Isn’t he supposed to land on his skateboard?
@Georgis Khan, Yeah but he sux lmao
His sense of humor is epic
@RecoveringVegan, the dude is hilarious. He never even acts like he's making a joke, it just comes out of his mouth like it's normal conversation
"They missed my middle name 'the' so I am forced to live my life as a skateboarding man" - Tony The Hawk (pre hawk-umcision)
So he was forced to skate at age 9?