The last Skate game was over 10 years ago (Picture: EA)
While there won’t be any Skate news at EA Play Live this week, developer Full Circle promises to share something today.
At this stage, we know more about what won’t be shown at EA Play Live than what will. The likes of Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and even Star Wars have all been deconfirmed for the event. And now we can add Skate 4 to the list.
The news comes from development studio Full Circle, which shared a statement via the official Skate Twitter account.
‘We know many of you were hoping to see more from us this week but we’re not ready for prime time just yet and we won’t be part of the EA Play Live show on Thursday.’
‘It’s still early and we are committed to doing this thing right which means it’s gonna take some time.’
While it will be absent from the event, Full Circle does promise that it will have something to share later today. The what and the when are completely unknown so you’d best keep a close eye on the Twitter channel.
Although not even the name has been confirmed yet, Skate 4 was announced last year, with EA forming an entirely new studio to helm the project. Since the beginning of 2021, there have been zero updates so there were naturally expectations to see it during EA Play Live.
There hasn’t been a new entry since Skate 3 in 2010. The series was originally developed by EA Black Box, which was also responsible for several Need For Speed games, but it was closed down in 2013.
Skate is probably the only skateboarding series to have served as a viable alternative to the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series. The latter’s recent resurgence, thanks to the remakes of the first two games, possibly contributed to EA’s decision to greenlight a new Skate, as it was announced only a month after the Pro Skater remakes.
As for the presentation itself, EA Play Live is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 22 at 6pm BST. EA says it will be focusing on games that will be releasing soon, with Battlefield 2042 already confirmed to be making an appearance.
In terms of new announcements, there have been multiple rumours of a new Dead Space, although whether it’s a sequel, reboot or remake is still unclear.
Skate 4 is in development.
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