Pro Skater once got Tony Hawk a $4 million royalty cheque

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was huge in its time but how much did the game’s endorsee get for giving his name to the series? Well a lot according to a recent interview with the man himself.

Although not going into an exact figure he got for the whole series he does mentions that around the release of the fourth game, he got a royalty cheque of a whooping $4 million.

The amount he mentions is most likely just royalty for that year. He also probably got a chunk of change during the initial deal along with a percentage of sales.

He mentions in the interview how the game allowed him to do so much like donating to his foundation. It also enabled him to retire from skating at a comfortable age.

Tony also states that the game’s license has expired and no future games in the series can be made unless Activision initiates another deal, which they haven’t showed interest in doing.

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There’s also an interesting story about the 900 in the interview so do give a view.

Were you a fan of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater? Would you like Activision to revive the series? Let us know in the comments.

Danial Arshad Khan

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