launches global petition for new surfing video games

June 4, 2009 | Surfing
Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer - The last surfing game, published in 2002. Sign petition to get new surfing videogames has launched a global petition in order to demand the development of new surfing games for Playstation, Xbox, Wii, and PCs.

The petition is available for signing. The last console surfing game ever to see the shelves was "Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer." It was published on the old September 16, 2002.

Seven years after, there are still no waves from the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, or PC line-up. What happened? Aren't there any buyers? Is everyone a "Shoot'Em Up" addicted diehard player?

There is an unexplored market for electronic surfing games, and it is definitely easier to simulate water and waves with the 3rd generation console programming.

Look at the skating franchises! There are thousands of Tony Hawk's episodes and other independent titles.

With snowboarding, the story repeats.

There are plenty of titles, such as Shaun White's and SSX franchises. Where are the surfing games for our Playstation, Xbox, Wii, and PC? Meanwhile, play online surfing games.

If you would like to take a dive into the past, check the four Playstation 2 surfing games ever published:

Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer (Score: 8)

Transworld Surf (Score: 7.4)

Sunny Garcia Surfing (Score: 5.9)

Surfing H3O (Score: 4.8)

The Petition

Dear Members of the Video Game Industry,
CEO's, Executive Directors and Creative Developers,

There are more than 25 million surfers worldwide.

Since September 2002, the Video Game Industry has stopped developing surfing games for the Playstation, Xbox, Wii, and PC platforms.

We understand that games should generate income and earnings for all stakeholders.

But it is clearly visible, over the internet forums, that there are a large number of potential surfing game buyers.

We would truly appreciate it if your respectable Video Game company considered the announcement of a new surfing game for several million surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers, and bodyboarders from around the world.

Thank You.

Sincerely yours,

On behalf of the petitioners,

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