Tony Hawk: He was ecstatic to find out more about his Activision deal elsewhere

Tony Hawk: He was ecstatic to find out more about his Activision deal elsewhere ...

Tony Hawk and Activision reached an agreement for a video game series that was named one of the most successful. However, the skateboard legend chose to go for a different one in a video interview.

The 233rd episode of "The Diary Of A CEO" was released on the YouTube channel yesterday and Monday. Tony Hawk talked about his remarkable career, talent, fame, and other interesting topics.

At minute 57:27, the video game series "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" was also a topic of discussion. Here he revealed exactly at the beginning: "ANOTHER company" who was also developing a skateboard game had also approached him.

The general public is too enthused about it.

After a brief discussion with the people responsible, Hawk quickly realized that this project was much more intricate than Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series.

"I realized that what they were trying to accomplish was so great, and that playing was much harder, as they were attempting to recreate skating," says Tony Hawk.

Hawk preferred to have a sport that isn't just for skaters, as he believed she was able to demonstrate her abilities.

Activision improved the game.

When the skateboarding sensation saw Activision's game a short time later, he was immediately sold: "For me, it was intuitive, it was perfect." "I immediately started playing it, I started doing tricks. It just felt right to me."

It might have been too late if Activision hadn't knocked on the door until two or three months later. According to Hawk's assessment, by then, he'd already signed another deal.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was released for the PlayStation 1 in 1999, marking the start of a long-term success story: By 2018, a total of 21 offshoots had been released. In 2020, a fresh edition of the first two parts would be released.

Parts three and four should also be modernized, according to Activision Blizzard. However, Vicarious Visions has been turned into a support studio.

Tony Hawk decided to charge ongoing royalties rather than a one-time payment. It's believed to have been the best financial decision of his life.

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