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Tony Hawk 5 may have just been leaked by Tony's caterer (update)

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The new Tony Hawk skateboarding game might be called simply Tony Hawk 5, based on a photo posted from what appears to be an event for the game. Chef Joe Youkhan posted photos today to Instagram and Facebook from a brand summit that he's catering, which shows the title "Tony Hawk 5" on a presentation screen, behind what looks like a video game console. Those images have since been deleted.

We know that Activision and Tony Hawk plan to release a new video game sometime this year; last year, both the game maker and Hawk confirmed they were working on a game for consoles and mobile platforms.

"I'm currently working with Activision on a console game for 2015 (along with a new mobile game). I think fans of [the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater] series will be hyped," Hawk said.

If the name Tony Hawk 5 is accurate, it would seem to indicate that Activision and Hawk are hoping to pick up the franchise where Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 left off in 2002. After the fourth game, Activision and developer Neversoft moved on to Tony Hawk's Underground.

Update: A spokesperson for Activision says "Tony Hawk 5" is a working title, and not the final title.

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