Neversoft no longer working on Tony Hawk

Guitar Hero the focus now

Veteran Activision developer Neversoft is no longer working on the Tony Hawk franchise, we learn today, the game maker instead focussing on their new task as creators of the billion-dollar Guitar Hero series.

Speaking to a US newspaper, Neversoft co-founder Joel Jewett admitted that his studio are have handed the Tony Hawk franchise over to another developer, in order to maintain focus on their musical offerings.

"It’s probably best for the franchise…it's time for someone else to add fresh ideas to it," Jewett offered.

We've no word yet on who is behind the next Tony Hawk game, which promises to enliven the IP, but we'll keep you posted.

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