More unauthorised chatter on the internet, this time courtesy of punk band The Death Set, is pointing to the arrival of a new Tony Hawk game later this year.
Cast your mind back to late 2019, and you might remember a double-whammy of leaks suggesting a new Tony Hawk game was in the works.
Pro skateboarder Lizzie Armanto revealed she was involved in a new title during a chat with the Nine Club podcast, and reliable industry leaker Sabi shared word that a prototype remake of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 had been doing the rounds internally at Activision.
Adding further fuel to that particular fire, punk band The Death Set announced on Facebook earlier today - in a post spotted by Twitter user TheNathanNS and since removed (presumably after polite requests or stern lawyer faces from Activision) - that it had "Just licensed 5 new songs to Tony Hawk 2020 game", and that fans would be "hearing this shit soon".
New Tony Hawk Pro Skater game inbound!— ?????? (@TheNathanNS) March 10, 2020
Keeping hopes low after the long, long row of abysmal games since Tony Hawk's RIDE.
But this also seems like a major NDA breach. pic.twitter.com/gGUiNZL6i8
Despite mounting evidence, Activision has remained tight-lipped regarding a new Tony Hawk game for this or any other future year. However, it's been five years since the poorly received Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 released - Eurogamer called it a "glitch-ridden and seemingly unfinished...tragic swansong for Tony Hawk's video game career" - so a respectful revival for the much-loved franchise is long overdue.