UP WITH GAMESPY
Copyright © www.activision.com
[ November 1st 2001 ]
Inc. has partnered with GameSpy Industries to
provide multiplayer matching services for Tony
Hawk's Pro Skater 3, the first online multiplayer
game for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment
GameSpy's proprietary matchmaking technology,
players will be able to seek out up to three other
virtual skaters with comparable skills, and then
compete throughout eight massive environments.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is slated to launch in
North America on October 30, 2001 and will support
the Network Adaptor (Ethernet/Modem)(for PlayStation
2) as well as a number of third-party peripherals
including USB Ethernet Adapters and USB Modems.
power of the PlayStation 2, combined with GameSpy's
leading matchmaking technology, will ensure that
players have a fantastic online gaming experience,"
said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president,
Activision Worldwide Studios. "By introducing
an online component to the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
franchise, we are not only upping the ante in
the action sports category but in console gaming
on the whole."
multiplayer matching services allows virtual skaters
to skate with up to four players on the Internet.
Gamers can host or join games, choosing from the
eight single player maps featured in Tony Hawk's
Pro Skater 3. Additionally, the title has built-in
software that allows players to gauge the skill
level of other gamers before they enter a new
is thrilled to provide the flexible, cross-platform
GameSpy.Net technology for Tony Hawk Pro Skater
3," said Mark Surfas, CEO / Founder of GameSpy
Industries. "GameSpy.Net tools and backend services
remove the burden of developing and maintaining
matchmaking systems and back-end services from
the game developer or publisher's shoulders. Ultimately,
developers and publishers save time and money
with GameSpy.Net tools."
by Neversoft Entertainment, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
3 is the revolutionary sequel to the best-selling
sports game of 2000. Offering eight massive levels
filled with people, traffic, and other interactive
elements, the environments are brought to life
with richer graphics and advanced special effects.
Smoother life-like animations and significantly
improved tricks capture the style of 13 of the
world's best skateboarding pros.
Hawk's Pro Skater 3 has been rated "T" (Teen -
with blood, mild lyrics and suggestive themes)
and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.