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Drummer accidentally leaks a new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

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Jess Margera, drummer for rock band CKY and brother to series mainstay Bam Margera, may have revealed that Activision is working on a new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater game.

As spotted by VGC (opens in new tab), Margera spoke to the Behind Closed Doors podcast on how to finance bands through touring and licensing deals. CKY previously had a track on 2001's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (the best one), and when asked about the band's history with the series, Margera tells the interviewer that he believes they'll be on "the new one coming out too."

It's worth noting that CKY doesn't appear on last year's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2. Margera also makes it somewhat clear he's talking about a different game, going on to talk about how his kid is already playing 1+2 on PS5. This wouldn't even the first time a musician leaked a Tony Hawk game, either—last year's remasters were originally teased by punk rock outfit The Death Set (opens in new tab).

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 was an incredible update (opens in new tab) for a pair of 20-year-old shredders, and the suggestion that Activision may be working on a Pro Skater 3 remake (or indeed, an entirely new entry) is certainly tantalising. But there's still the question of who'd be developing it, after the publisher repositioned THPS1+2 developer Vicarious Visions as a full-time Blizzard support studio (opens in new tab).

Activision told VGC it "doesn’t comment on rumour or speculation."

Natalie Clayton
Natalie Clayton

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.