While old-school skating fans are no doubt itching to pick up Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
, it turns out that the idea of an HD remake is actually several years old. Hawk pitched the idea years ago, the skater recently told IGN
, although Activision originally turned the project down because "it wasn't the right time."
Now, through the magic of digital distribution, Hawk wants to see Pro Skater HD
become a platform unto itself. We knew that other popular levels from the series could be released
as downloadable content for Pro Skater HD
, but Hawk is hoping to see new
content released as well, including levels, skaters and even new tricks.
It's worth noting that Activision is apparently taking a "wait and see" approach to downloadable content for Pro Skater HD
. When asked about the possibility of DLC earlier this year, a spokesperson told Joystiq, "Activision will see how THPS HD
does and go from there."