Last year's iteration of Tony Hawk brought a new concept to the franchise, a skateboard peripheral. Despite it being a commercial failure, selling a mere 114,000 units in its first month, Activision still finds the concept "very compelling." During a conference call, Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith revealed that the company plans to continue making Tony Hawk games with the peripheral.
Griffith stated that "a long hardware development process" gave the team "less time to develop the software," which is why reviews of the game "weren't as high as we had hoped." However, the company still believes "the premise of standing on a skateboard...is very compelling." Griffith is confident the next Tony Hawk game will improve because "this year, with the hardware complete, we'll be focused on improving the software to unlock the full potential of the board."
Look for a new Tony Hawk installment, complete with skateboard peripheral, sometime this year.