For a very long time, it appeared like a brand new Skate recreation was nothing however a pipe dream, however EA happy followers when it introduced Skate 4 at EA Play 2020 – and now, the corporate has revealed who precisely is growing this long-awaited sequel.
EA has introduced that its new studio, Full Circle, is engaged on Skate 4. Primarily based in Vancouver, Full Circle is headed up by former head of Xbox Dwell, Daniel McCulloch, and is “coming collectively to create rad experiences and redefine the best way avid gamers create content material that may be shared with the Skate group.”
“The followers wished Skate again into existence and we would like them concerned within the course of from improvement to recreation launch and past. We wish them to really feel like they’re part of Full Circle,” stated Daniel McCulloch, GM of Full Circle. “We’re all about having enjoyable and making nice video games that individuals need to play with their associates. And, we’re searching for extra builders to assist us construct compelling worlds for gamers to discover.”
However this is not essentially a model new group. Full Circle sees the return of the Skate sequence’ artistic management, Deran Chung and Cuz Parry, who labored on the earlier three video games within the franchise.
“We’re so stoked to be again engaged on Skate,” the pair stated. “Some would say issues have come full circle.”
An unlikely return
The primary three video games within the Skate sequence had been initially developed by EA Blackbox, with the final recreation within the franchise, Skate 3, launched in 2010. Nevertheless, followers have been eagerly awaiting a brand new addition to the sequence, with many taking to social media to be EA for a brand new entry. In 2016, there was even a marketing campaign by skateboard park, The Berrics, known as “Make EA Skate once more”.
Lastly, in 2020, EA formally confirmed Skate 4, with Parry telling followers within the announcement video that that they had “commented this into existence”.
With members of the unique group formally on board, we’re hoping that the wait – and marketing campaign – was price it.