EA Confirms New Skate Game Is In The Works

EA has confirmed the Skate series will be making a return. Confirmed during the EA Play Live event, it’s been announced that a new Skate game is in the works. We don’t know whether that’s a remake, a remaster or a new game entirely, but hey, it’s something…I guess?

Following the announcement, Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat took to Twitter to add: “So yeah, Skate 4 has been in the works for a while. But it’s always been in this ‘are we really going to do this’ limbo. My understanding is that this is them essentially starting over and, obviously, really going for it.”

This has yet to be confirmed by EA, but at least we know something is coming!

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The news comes as a surprise as it was previously claimed that EA had “no interest” in returning to the beloved series.

Speaking on The Nine Club podcast earlier this year, pro skateboarder Jason Dill opened up about a supposed call he’d had with EA about the future of the Skate series.

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He told host Chris Roberts: “I got a call from the EA people about 10 months ago, and they said, ‘Hey, we want to talk about the Skate games…This woman emailed me, and she said, basically, ‘Hey Jason, we want to do a mobile version of Skate 3,’ and I wrote back and I said, ‘What else?’

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“She wrote back, ‘No that’s it.’ So I wrote back, ‘Look, no big deal, no one wants your stupid mobile version of Skate 3… make Skate f***ing 4 already!”

He added: “Just do it, just make the game, and just participate again. You can’t level it to the same numbers you get on other games. You do [Skate 4] for a cultural thing that pays you back later – and that’s how corporations can work if they play their cards right.”

According to Dill, EA responded saying they have no interest in Skate 4, but are keen to pursue a mobile version of Skate 3. Dill reportedly replied: “Well have a lot of luck on Need for Speed 29. I won’t be in your stupid mobile game.”

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It was on this same podcast that Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 was also referenced, suggesting Dill knows exactly what he’s talking about when it comes to skater games. Hopefully EA’s latest announcement is talking about a console Skate release, and not a mobile version…!

More to follow as the story develops.

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