Tony Hawk no longer with Activision, Publisher still owns THPS license
After Town Half Pro Skater 5’s bad sales and poor critical reception, industry rumor was that Town Hawk Pro Skater franchise was all but dead. Now Tony Hawk has weighed-in into the situation by confirming on Twitter that he is no longer working in any capacity with Activision, publisher of all Tony Hawk skater games.
To anyone asking me to 'remaster" old games, or complaining about THPS servers being down: Activision owns the THPS license but I am no longer working with them. If I had the skills / authority to reboot servers or code games for newer systems on my own, I would be happy to...— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 26, 2018
Tony Hawk made this statement on Twitter while responding to repeated requests from fans to remaster old gems in the THPS series or complains about servers shutting down for his game. He states that all the license for all THPS games are still owned by Activision and that he is no longer working with them.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater, once a popular fan-favorite series has not had a rosy timing in recent years. The original developer of THPS games, Neversoft was shut-down in 2014. The series was then given to studio Robomodo, which has not really handled the license very well, leading to abysmal buggy-mess that was Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5.
Tony Hawk has previously made a statement about developing a different skating game without partnering with Activision.