SKATE 4 — It's Happening!

June 19, 2020

SKATE 4 — or some kind of SKATE sequel / revival — is officially happening. Announced at the very end of EA Play Live on Thursday (Friday in the UK) in a brief message from creative directors Deran Chung and Cruz Parry.

The question is, what will everybody post in EA’s Instagram comments now that a new SKATE is a reality? In all seriousness, EA’s beloved skateboarding franchise has laid dormant for ten years and, in their message, it was almost like Chung and Parry couldn’t believe what they were saying. And, if you listen closely, you can practically hear the internet rejoicing.

The pair stressed throughout the video that this was early days yet, so don’t expect to see anything soon. However, EA finally listening to the fervent SKATE fanbase is a huge win. 

There also appears to be a skateboard game revival on the cards with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 getting the remake treatment, indie games like Session and Skater XL stepping in to fill the void SKATE left behind and, of course, titles like Skatebird and Skate Story to offer something a little different.

Are you excited for a new SKATE game? Let us know in the comments.

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Ant Barlow

Started with the PlayStation, now I'm here... with a PlayStation. Once skipped school to play the Metal Gear Solid demo repeatedly. I love stories big and small. Trophy hunter. Recent VR convert. Probably a hipster.