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Tony Hawk considering mobile platforms for future games

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Tony Hawk, former pro-skateboarder behind the self-titled skateboarding video game franchise, is considering launching future Tony Hawk games to mobile platforms, according to an interview with CNBC.

"You just have to adapt and you have to realize where people are going to actually play their games," told Hawk CNBC at the Dublin Web Summit. "It used to just be Nintendo and PlayStation, and now it's all kind of devices. So you've got to learn to adapt what you know from the technology into those areas...I've been wanting to do a mobile game for a long time."

Hawk believes, CNBC reports, that the best mobile gaming model is to initially offer the game for free, allowing users to play the first few levels, and charge for latter levels of the game.

Beginning with 1999's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, 15 Tony Hawk titles have been published to date across major consoles and handhelds. One title in the franchise, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, was ported to iPhone and iPod Touch years after its PlayStation release in 2000.

The last Tony Hawk game released was Robomodo-developed Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, which featured original levels from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. It launched last year on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam.