What would you ask Hank Azaria?
- Apr 24 '17
Larry King: How'd you get the idea to do video games?
Tony Hawk: I was asked by a developer about doing a game. And he and I started pitching publishing companies and coming up against a lot of flak. A lot of push back. And luckily, having my name out there in the video game world, when something finally did come up, I was the first one they called. And it was Activision called me and said "We're working on a game, we'd like to see if you want to be involved in it." And when I saw their very crude engine, they had just worked on a game with Bruce Willis so the character that I first played was Bruce Willis with a gun strapped to his back skating through a wasteland. But the controls were intuitive, and I just knew with my input and with my connections that we could make something special.
Larry King: That's a hell of a company, Activision.
Tony Hawk: They're great. They changed me life. I mean, that video game changed my life.
Larry King: Do you play Tony Hawk? Do you play yourself? And-
Tony Hawk: Yes I do. Yes I play with myself. I didn't think I would have to admit that on Larry King, but yeah.
Larry King: Your last video game installment was in 2015, are we going to get more?
Tony Hawk: I hope so. I mean, I hope to continue on and maybe do something that's more mobile, or in the VR world. I'm kind of weighing my options right now.