We've heard a number of rumors
to this effect, but for the first time, Neversoft co-founder Joel Jewett recently confirmed in an interview with the Great Falls Tribune that the long-time developer of the Tony Hawk
series has passed the torch to a new developer
in order to solely focus on the Guitar Hero
franchise. Jewett claims it's "probably best for the franchise." Based on the past couple of Hawk
games, we can't help but agree.
This leaves us with the question of who the next developer behind Hawk
will be -- GiantBomb assumes that Robomodo, which is composed of ex-EA Chicago devs
who claim to be working on a "high-profile extreme sports title for Activision Blizzard," will be making their developmental debut with the next installation in the once-great skating franchise. Now that the cat is out of the bag regarding Neversoft's Hawk
-less agenda, we hope to hear something more concrete about the series sometime soon.