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Skate 4 pre-alpha footage and new details about the game have leaked.
VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb also said of the footage: “This is in line with what I’ve heard about where the game is at from multiple people. They’re trying to get the feel right, which is probably the most important aspect of a Skate game.
“To me, this is all exciting. It looks like the emphasis is on the fluidity of the animation, and it seems like EA is making good on its desire to give all its devs ample time to prototype (the Respawn method).”
Grubb said he plans to talk more about the game, including a collaborative online mode, on Thursday’s episode of his Giant Bomb show GrubbSnax.
UPDATE: Skate 4 will reportedly include an online free skate mode which lets users hang out and build skateparks together.
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ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: The next entry in the Skate series, which is yet to be given an official title, was revealed in June 2020 in a surprise announcement which broke EA’s Twitter engagement record.
The game is in development at Full Circle, a new Vancouver-based EA studio headed up by former Xbox Live general manager Daniel McCulloch, who spent 15 years with Microsoft’s gaming business before departing in 2020.
Skate 4’s creative leadership, game director Deran Chung and series producer Chris Parry, were both central to the creation of the franchise and the development of the three original games, the last of which released in 2010.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson has said he believes the company can grow the appeal of the Skate series by focusing on industry trends around user-generated content, open-worlds and community.