Now we’re sure there are some of you guys are wondering about the new Tony Hawk. Given that next-gen consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One have been launched, wouldn’t it be awesome to get a Tony Hawk game for those platforms that will take advantage of their powerful hardware? Well if you were, you might be disappointed to learn that the next Tony Hawk game will be a mobile exclusive.
Speaking to Larry King Now, Hawk revealed that the new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater title will be arriving exclusively for mobile devices, although he did not mention which platforms were supported. However if we had to take a guess, chances are iOS and Android are probably on the list.
According to Hawk, “We have a swipe control system so that you utilize the actual touch screens.” He later adds in a chat with Bloomberg TV, “We’ve never gone exclusively that direction yet, so I’m excited. With the amount of time people spend on their phones and tablets playing games, we’ve never had our own game in that space, so I’m excited to provide one finally.”
Skateboarding games that utilize touchscreen controls isn’t new. Touchgrind is probably one of the well-known titles out there that uses your fingers to perform tricks with the skateboard, although we guess the Tony Hawk brand does carry some weight with it. Either way it will be something for skateboarder fans to look forward to when it eventually releases.