Tony Hawk Still Optimistic About More Ride, Future Board Support

Skateboarding hero Tony Hawk is still positive on the possibility of more Tony Hawk Ride and more skateboard controller support, despite harsh critical reception and cool initial sales of the Robomodo developed game.

We caught up with Hawk this weekend at the Spike TV VGAs to talk about his response to Ride's reception and future Tony Hawk's Pro Skater plans.

"I feel like the device is a flagship for other games," Hawk said. "I think we can do another skate game, I think we can do other board-type games, surfing, snowboarding." Hawk and company have hinted at such things in the past, speaking about his appreciation of Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer.

"That really was the master plan," he said of increased Ride board controller support. "I didn't think it was some gimmick that people were going to have to buy again next year."

Hawk, who says he typically plays his latest game on "confident" difficulty, didn't have much to say about a return to traditional controls for the Pro Skate franchise, but did talk about one of his goals for the current implementation.

"I think it could maybe be a bridge for people who were intimidated to try skating in the first place," he said. "They could get on this and realize maybe they do have a sense of balance they didn't know and that that will inspire them to try the real thing. I could only hope."