Electronic Arts won the applause of many when they announced that they would resurrect the Skate series, the skateboard video game that in the 2000s competed in popularity with Activision’s Tony Hawk . But that was almost two years ago, at his June 2020 EA Play Live presentation broadcast in place of E3.
We spent the rest of 2020 and all of 2021 without any new information. The only thing was a behind-the-scenes video broadcast at their presentation the following year, with footage of the fans and developers, but nothing of the game, not even a definitive confirmation of the title (which appears to be plain Skate, even though technically it’s Skate 4).
But there is reason for hope. EA CEO Andrew Wilson said in the recent financial results report that the new Skate game is “coming out soon”.
When asked by his investors, Wilson asked a review of the studio’s IP, which include Need for Speed, The Sims, Battlefield, Dead Space… And highlighted the possibility offered by video games for users to create their own content in the game , unlike other traditional media.
“That has been at the core of The Sims for a long time, at the core of FIFA Ultimate Team and Madden Ultimate Team, and at the core of design from Skate, coming soon“.
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Perhaps the announcement of the new Skate was too early (it was a good countermeasure to the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 that same year 2020) or the development took too long due to complications due to the pandemic, but Wilson’s words invite us to think that it will be ready this year 2022, and we may not have to wait many more months.
If it is a launch for summer, no It shouldn’t take long for us to find out, since EA usually makes E3-style presentations in the first months of summer.
Skate is one of those games that we have been hearing about for years but that do not have a specific date, although Andrew Wilson has been responsible for dispelling any concerns about its development.