Skating. It's 'gnarly' and 'radical' and all that. Especially in the eyes of über-gnarly-bodacious trickster Tony Hawk, who is also famous for leading development of his Pro Skater video games - but in a recent interview he says that gamers aren't feeling it.
"The skate genre is almost nonexistent," Hawk said. "If you're not a first-person shooter at this point you're kind of struggling. If you're not Call of Duty
, you're not Halo
, it's super tricky out there." Even in despair, he still uses most triumphant vocabulary. Respect, dawg.
"When our game was hitting really hard there were roughly 10-15 top games that were go-tos. Now there are only three or four that are the standard," he added. He's now promoting his new game, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
, which is set for digital release.
The Tony Hawk Skater
series fell hard when it fell out of fashion with consumers in 2010, along with fellow Activision brand Guitar Hero
. The last release was the disappointing Shred
, a sequel to the shark-jumping peripheral-based Ride
. But he'd still like to be pushing the console barrier.
"I would love to still be here and take advantage of new consoles as they come," Hawk said, "including Wii-U and whatever else they have in the pipe."