Activision has announced that Tony Hawk, the star of its successful Pro Skater series of skateboarding games, has signed an exclusive multi-year videogame licensing agreement that doesn't expire until 2015. The professional skateboarder has been working with Activision since 1998, and the first game in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series was released for the PlayStation in 1999. As of March 31 this year, the franchise had reportedly generated around $500 million worldwide, so it's not surprising that Activision is keen to keep the star of its Activision O2 label onboard.
Activision's Neversoft studio is currently working on the next game in the series, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, which is due for release later this year on the GameCube, PS2, and Xbox.
News source: GameSpot UK