Skate 4 is Happening!
Skate fans have been crying out for a new installment in the game series, and after a ten-year wait, the news finally broke that Skate 4 is in development. Creative director Cuz Parry and game director Drean Chung made the announcement of a new Skate 4 game during EA Play 2020.
Not much about the game is known for the moment, due to the initial details not being revealed, and we don’t know for sure if the new game will even be titled Skate 4. The details won’t matter for now though, Skate fans will be elated to know that a new game is in development.
Rumors about a new game were already buzzing around the web prior to the EA event, as on June 4th, the Skate 3 servers were randomly rebooted by EA.
Despite the fact that we don’t know a great deal about the game, we can take a guess at what may be included, and look at the intricacies of the little we do know.
So do we get a rough estimate as to when the game is due for release? Well, we don’t have an official date, but due to Parry and Chung saying “we’ve a long way to go,” we would be more inclined to think that Skate 4 will be a next-gen release.
Details on the gameplay are rare still, but Chung and Parry did claim that it was “going to feel like a Skate game”, so we can expect more of what we came to love about the series in the past, only better.
During the interview, Chung and Parry touched on another potential aspect that the game will offer. “We want to have fun with the community, and give them a platform and let them do their own thing. It’s like hey, you could just go steal that wood and build your own spot. Like a sandbox.”
The comment implies that more creation tools will be incorporated into Skate 4, giving players the option to adopt a more personal environment in the game. It would be awesome if we saw some of the map editing and creation features in Skate 3, improved and incorporated into Skate 4.
More details in the coming weeks will come to light, but rest assured a new Skate title is in the works. Match that news with the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 Remakes, and skating fans are in for a treat!