A Skater’s Wish List: 10 Things I’d Like to See in the Next Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

Learning from the past. Preparing for the future.

Jonathan Leackby Jonathan Leack

Now that we know a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game is coming in 2015, we can’t help but begin thinking about what it might entail. 

I’ve been a skater for many years, and learned how to ollie when I was just 12 years old. For skaters like myself, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater represents more than a video game; it’s been a way to push the sport to its limits without the fear of injury. It was the first series to capture how fun it is to look for spots and hit them with everything you’ve got. But it also managed to find a way to make virtual skateboarding fun for people who have never stepped on a skateboard. If anything that’s been its greatest accomplishment.

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Although the earlier Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games were some of the best of their time, the series has struggled for more than a decade to relive its earlier success. But, there’s hope in sight as a developer fully aware of the potential of the series, and the growing popularity of skateboarding, is more than halfway through production of a new game. Within a year we’ll be playing the next installment, and we can only hope that it’s great.

Below you’ll find our wish list for the next Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.