A new Tony Hawk Pro Skater game may be in development based on a leak from drummer Jess Margera of the rock band CKY.
"Now touring is your main income, and you really have to try and get licensing deals, try and get in where you can on video games or whatever, because that’s another way to make some money," Margera said.
When an interviewer asked him about CKY's music appearing on the soundtrack to one of previous games in the series, Margera replied, "Yeah, and I believe we're doing the new one coming out too."
Although Margera could have been referring to last year's Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2, which comes out on Switch this June, he appeared to be talking about a separate title.
"I bet that was huge news when you found out [that you'd be in the new game]," the interviewer went on to say."
"Yeah, my son just got a PS5 and he got the remaster of 1 and 2," Margera said, indicating a distinction between that game and the one to which he had just referred.
"It's so cool because the classic Tony Hawks are just so good and laid out great, but obviously the system is old and the graphics aren't so great, so they basically just vamped up with the same premise and the graphics are amazing," he continued.
CKY's song "96 Quite Bitter Beings" appeared in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 when that game was first released. Margera saying his music is appearing in the next Tony Hawk game could mean a Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 remake is on the horizon, with the same song returning for the soundtrack.
When asked for comment, an Activision spokesperson told VGC the company "doesn't comment on rumor or speculation."
Developer Vicarious Visions released Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 last year to strong reviews and stronger sales. It became the fastest-selling game in the franchise, moving 1 million units within the first two weeks of its release. Activision merged Vicarious Visions with Blizzard in early 2021, and reports suggested the studio would no longer lead its own projects.