By now, most of you should know about that innovative skateboard controller that will debut with Tony Hawk: Ride later this year. But were you aware that it will be usable with other titles…?

In speaking to VideoGamer.com at E3, Robomodo president Joshua Tsui revealed that the accessory is viewed as "its own platform," and many future games will take advantage of this unique peripheral. We recently saw the retail price for the full Tony Hawk: Ride package; Amazon lists it at $119.99, which is a little steep…but not if you can use that board again! It reminds us of all the music-based games when owners can play their instruments on new iterations in a particular franchise. Said Tsui:

"It's really important to us that when people buy this package that they understand that, right now we're concentrating on Tony Hawk Ride, but we want to make sure that people have a good return on their investment so there are many games that are planned for this peripheral. We look at it less as a peripheral, as more of a platform. The obvious ones are snowboarding and surfing and such, but there are a lot of games that can be used with this board, and we're really excited to start working on those."

So essentially, it's almost as if the team conceived of the accessory first, then built their first game around it with the intention of making more. This is just fine by us, and hey, we kinda need a new surfing game. They tried a couple back in the early days of the Xbox but they weren't exactly fantastic; can you imagine trying to virtually carve a wave with that board?

Related Game(s): Tony Hawk: Ride

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Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

No, I really don't buy into this. To me it did not look very convincing when it was being demoed; rather man-handled.

There will be many a fallen, many a sprain, and many that will look wrong standing on that piece of plastic!

Q!

"i am home"


Last edited by Qubex on 6/22/2009 10:57:35 AM

IronFace2
IronFace2
11 years ago

Cool 🙂
Imagine playing Resident evil and beating up zombies with a skatboard lol XD

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Lol IronFace2… you could have something there!

Q!

"i am home"

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

viva Dead rising 2 ( in las vegas 😀 )

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

lol…

Some companies crack me up
They think we're all 10 years old

Bo0mKiiD
Bo0mKiiD
11 years ago

You don't have to be ten to have fun.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

That makes damn good since lol.

IronFace2
IronFace2
11 years ago

Agree with Scarecrow

I really can't imagine myself using that board.
I could wake up my neighbours trying to do a kickflip XD

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

Activision wants us to see the peripheral somewhat more like a platform? Um, we already have a true platform: PS3. Oh wait, you guys want to pull the plug on titles for it…wtf? lol

www
www
11 years ago

Bobby Kotick, i really think you should cut the price on that, since you know business best. We thought we heard you tell somebody to cut his price last week.

End of line
End of line
11 years ago

"there are a lot of games that can be used with this board"

Does anyone else think Wii Fit???

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

The thing is probably a re-packaged Wii balance board built under license….

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Odd, I would prefer to play Skate, or go skate. The tony hawk games have been done and over with for some time now.

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
11 years ago

agreed

Corak
Corak
11 years ago

I dont believe in there other games!
There will be no big titels for this excepte maybe Ride2.
And I dont think you can simulate surfing with this nearly as good as skating (if that works that is). I think this thing would need force feedback or something like that^^ And it would still looks like a skate board!

It is silly of them to say it is more. Just go with "It will be the most real skate exp. but it will be a bit expensiv"!

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

Snowboarding could probably work too.

I can't wait for the reports of wii-mote like destruction as people fling this thing into their TV.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Of course it's a platform, you stand on it right? 😛


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 6/22/2009 2:10:25 PM

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I didnt think Guitar Hero would take off either because of its expensive extra bits, and look what happened there

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

Yeah, but everyone loves music… not everyone can enjoy pretending to skateboard 😛

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

i think i'll pass on this

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Shall pass on this device. Don't play the skateboard or surfing or snowboarding games anyway lol

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

More overpriced plastic tat from a company that excels at selling over priced plastic tat and then flaming companies that sell state of the art entertainment systems for less than cost. Whoopie!

BTW, anyone seen how the 'regular' media is loving the suggestion that Activision would stop developing for PS3/PSP. It's good to see how much analysis and thought goes into articles these days. </sarcasm>

JoshBall
JoshBall
11 years ago

haha!

hmmm thing with this is, if natal for xbox will work, then why would anyone buy an expensive board like this when they could skate without the board? (As shown in the video of natal). And if natal could do it, then the playstation eye should be able to do something similar (we hope) so i can't see this selling all that well.. =/

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

I can see mony-grubbing Anti-Vision throwing some Rock Band/Guitar Hero stickers on it & telling us it will also play as a xylophone too!

jmo_INDY_Repub
jmo_INDY_Repub
11 years ago

alot of broken ankles i predict. Not to mention the ol' wallet. Do they actually expect people to pay $120, especially if someone just paid $100 and over on Guitar Hero or Rock Band for the first time? haha, unbelievable.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Maybe they should drop their prices before Sony yanks their approval for games on Sony platforms?

<innocent smile>

Skatejimmy5
Skatejimmy5
11 years ago

No thanks, I'll keep skating outside with a real board instead. And maybe play Skate 2 for a bit also.

😀