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Neversoft no longer developing for Activision-Blizzard’s Tony Hawks franchise

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Given the less than stellar state of the Tony Hawk’s franchise, it must surely have been a matter of time until somebody realised that a fresh approach was required for the floundering franchise.

To this end even Neversoft President Joel Jewett agrees with the same sentiment – “It’s probably best for the franchise … it’s time for someone else to add fresh ideas to it,” Jewett told the Tribune.

Another reason for this, besides the invigoration of the Tony Hawk’s franchise in the face of superior competition (See Skate), is that Neversoft seemingly have their hands full with the stupendously popular Guitar Hero series, which also finds itself engrained in an annual battle against a counterpart from EA(See Rock Band).

While no announcement has been masde regarding the studio that will take over dev duties for the franchise, it has been mooted that all-new studio Robomodo, will be the most likely candidate as it was suggested late last year by Ex-EA and Studio Gigante employees that now make up the team, that Robomodo has been commissioned to ” work on a high-profile extreme sports title for Activision Blizzard.”

As ever, time will tell on this one, but there is little point refuting the fact that the franchise is in desperate need of reinvention.

Written by bitsnark

January 12, 2009 at 12:56 pm

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