Tony Hawk Ride dev planning 'many' games for peripheral

Robomodo says a number of projects that make use of the motion-sensing skateboard controller are being considered.

Robomodo's Tony Hawk Ride didn't receive its proper unveiling until this month's Electronic Entertainment Expo, where Activision had the game and its motion-sensing skateboard controller on open display. However, a week before the trade show kicked off, one of the most pressing questions concerning Ride was seemingly answered thanks to GameStop's online database, which listed the game and its peripheral at $120 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii.

A Swiss Army Knife in the making?

That sticker price may be a tough pill to swallow for gamers, considering no other games have been announced that support the price-inflating faux skateboard. That may soon change, however. Robomodo president Joshua Tsui said in a recent interview with UK gaming site VideoGamer that a number of titles that support the peripheral are being considered.

"It's really important to us that when people buy this package that they understand that right now we're concentrating on Tony Hawk Ride, but we want to make sure that people have a good return on their investment so there are many games that are planned for this peripheral," said Tsui. "The obvious ones are snowboarding and surfing and such, but there are a lot of games that can be used with this board, and we're really excited to start working on those."

Tsui went on to note that Robomodo is approaching the motion-sensing skateboard as more of a platform than a peripheral. However, it was unclear whether Robomodo has received support from other game makers. The Chicago-based developer had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.

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andalore
andalore

lol The only reason I get Tony Hawk's is cos i cant skateboard :P

muzik_mafia
muzik_mafia

Multiple new games before release of initial? I knew Activision wwas behind this before I actually checked.

yaya-d
yaya-d

its not gaming any more :( all i see is more features less games.

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

activision have lost their way, remember when tony hawk games were actually worth buying every year?? now they just pump out dumb plastic toys attached to a game that took 40 seconds to make and expect people to be dumb enough to buy it... well even if they ever make something good again theyre not getting another penny from me

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

activision needs to learn that we're not stupid; that thing is absolutely ****ing waay overpriced. no way i'm buying this piece of junk that'll probably break in a few months. and lower the price on guitar hero! we all know that the guitars probably cost around $15 to make.

Beetroot502
Beetroot502

after Tony Hawk's Underground on ps2, the series sucked. This Ride might be the return of the series, but I really hope they just don't start popping out games quick just to make them it'd be such a waste.

ScottishSk8tr
ScottishSk8tr

I think i will stick with Skate The graphics for skate are far more better

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

We all know about how reliable the plastic guitars from GH and RB are - and all you do is brush your hand across them. With this controller you jump and stamp on it - it's going to be destroyed in no time.

Ashmasaki
Ashmasaki

The weight limit on this thing alienates like 97% of all gamers lol.

neokids
neokids

Many games will use it, but the question is...are they going to be good games, or rushed shovelware to reassure people who buy this thing that there's many games for it?

Icehearted
Icehearted

A real skateboard also has a great many more hazards than this thing. Personally, I think it's silly, and will probably be cheaply built, massively overpriced, and a fad if it takes off. This means that 'many' will amount to a ton of shovelware/same such/ copycat/ cash grabs. Or 'many' will amount to one orr two before we see these piling up in discount bins with those overpriced guitar hero toy guitars. Oh, and I can't wait until they invent Paris Hilton Pro BFF with lifelike cheap plastic Paris Hilton that you can plug in and she can make fun of you for being poorer than her.

newhighscore
newhighscore

A real skateboard is cheaper, way more enjoyable, and the friends you make wont be just online. Any trick u land on it will be way more satisfying. Ive been skating almost 20 yrs and cant imagine tony hawk would want his name anywhere near this. Get some exercise kids this isnt the same as a guitar. Whats next? (insert roided out guys name here) pro lifter. It comes with a set of plastic dumbells for 5 hundred.

killer_rabbit20
killer_rabbit20

"By a show of hands how many people still buy these plastic things(guitars/drums/skateboard/girlfriend)..." "Hmm... No one?" "Oh wait you in the corner over there" "Huh? Sorry I was just scratching my head... y'know, since it was itchy... so I was scratching it... because it was itchy... yeah..." "Anyone else?" *crickets chirp*

smtfs2113
smtfs2113

Why don't you go buy a real skateboard for 50 bucks instead of a fake one for 180$(120 peripheral+60 game)

YoungDab
YoungDab

Add the amount it cost for the skate board plus the many games Lol.You kids will be buying xbox 360 and PS3 combined.GEEETTTT DESTROYEEEED ARGGGHHH Facially conflicted.

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

Apparently $400 is too much for a PS3 and all it has to offer, but $120 for another Tony Hawk game isn't asking too much. After all it comes packaged with the amazing board that will be able to support Gymnastics - Balance Beam Hero when the time comes. Maybe if I purchase an 8 pack I can play the long awaited Frogger in your Living Room .. HERO! After MW2 Im not putting any more money in the pockets of these goofs.

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

@natron557 lol. The sad thing is that Log Rolling Championships would probally be alot more fun than any Tony Hawk game since number 2. Activision blows, while I would like to try it once (just to rip on it with my skate friends and fellow snowboarders) theres no way Id pay 120 for this. I just can't see how it can be fun, at all. Bring on the Playstation motion controllers but Activision can you cow-milkers keep your goofy (albeit kinda cool looking) board. Activision can keep Uno Hero too. If I just pointed out what shouldve been obvious to Guitar Hero fans then sorry but yep, your bunk.

AstroChimp83
AstroChimp83

Just like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, as long as it can be played sitting on a couch the game will do fine.

mocano40
mocano40

Many games will use it yes...... Tony Hawk 11, 12.......184.....

thrubeingcool13
thrubeingcool13

i don't get why this is such a big deal. its the same exact thing as a guitar coming with guitar hero, and people eat that up.

crazzyrey29
crazzyrey29

@ratm247 you're definitely right, when i used to skate i just bummed whatever used decks my friends had and relied on aftermarket bushings trucks bearings etc. but i had a lot more fun than i would standing on a plastic board in my living room. btw i have been meaning to get skate 2, how good is it?

Shunjinko
Shunjinko

I wonder what the hell happened to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater?

Autolycus
Autolycus

This whole thing is going ot backfire so bad on the Tony Hawk franchise. Too many lazy pathetic emo teenagers dont want to move...

ratm247
ratm247

@crazzyrey29: a real skateboard? yes. decent? no. i have skate it for the wii, and its fun but no where near as fun as skating in real life. go outside and skate until your legs feel like jello. play video games after that, or when its raining.

crazzyrey29
crazzyrey29

Hmmmm, i wonder what kind of defects the first 1000 of these things shipped will have. But seriously, I'm pretty sure one can buy a decent REAL skateboard for less than 120

SirSpoon84
SirSpoon84

meh, they need to throw in some Road Rash gameplay in there. skating up to someone and beating them off their board with a chain or bat would make the game so much more fun

sonynhater
sonynhater

there will be lots of people braking their arms in such in this game. the same people who get injured playing the Wii

wei_wu_wei
wei_wu_wei

You might as well buy a real skateboard...

the_danny
the_danny

wait .... i dont say anything about good and bad LET G SPOT SAY IT ( did i say Gspot?? ... i mean gamespot :P )

the_danny
the_danny

i have every thony hawk except pg :( but if i see it cheap i buy it :D hope this is gonna be a great game

Aaron_Knuts1
Aaron_Knuts1

cool, i have every single tony hawk game from the day they came out. i might even wait in line for this game if i have to. (Go to: Aaron_Knuts1 profile and read my Xbox 360 blog. It's quite interesting and I have news on Tony Hawk's Ride.)

Airek49
Airek49

The thing about the Tony Hawk games is that in the beginning they were great, but after 27 sequels - 26 of them which were garbage, there isn't much faith left in the series. Now you're going to throw a $120 peripheral at us and expect us to think that it's something worth playing? I'm not buying it. Literally.

killertrumpet92
killertrumpet92

I wonder why all of the videos look like they are wii. The grafics suck. I will still most likly pick it up though for my 360.

natron557
natron557

"The obvious ones are snowboarding and surfing and such, but there are a lot of games that can be used with this board, and we're really excited to start working on those." What? Aside from snowboarding, surfing, and the obvious skateboarding, how many other activities involve balancing on a board? Tony Hawks log rolling championship? And this reads like the dev's are being real vague in answering questions, as in if it doesn't sell they wont support it.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Nothing gets me in the buying mood quicker than vague promises.

josiah4972
josiah4972

Clearly a desperate attempt to compete with EA's skate

volcomstoner180
volcomstoner180

many games?....how many games can u make with a skateboard......snowskating? snowboarding maybe...and tony hawk ride 1,2,3,4,5 and tony hawk ride underground / american wasteland...

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Yeah, snowboarding and skateboarding lol.

Adziboy
Adziboy

TONY HAWK SKATING TONY HAWK SURFING TONY HAWK SNOWBOARDING Yay. Lots of sequels. Activision have taught well! (Sarcasm if you hadn't noticed)

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

Looks dangerous. Wonder how many lawsuits happen when people fall and hit their head on the coffee table.

CamiKitten
CamiKitten

I liked the really old Tony Hawk games (1&2). The graphics to me looked like crap, compared to other games like Skate 1 & 2. And what other possibilities could they come up with besides skating, surfing and snowboarding? I'd get better use out of Wii Fit's board.

Sharhan96
Sharhan96

sorry not a fan of the tony hawk series, and not getting it even if it will soon have other games, not really worth it.

iucidium
iucidium

Doesnt that remind you of anything *cough*guitar hero*cough* the quotes sound so activision: 'investment'

kenshi_92888
kenshi_92888

Hmm... for some reasons, I'd rather choose a really well made quality game than a game that's made for the sake of a peripheral the size of an ironing board.... =p